The Islamic State (ISIS) killed eight Dutch Muslim volunteers in Syria.
“ISIS executed eight Dutch fighters on 26 February in Maadan, Raqqa province, after accusing them of attempting desertion and mutiny,” said Abu Mohammad, a member of the citizen journalist group called Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), on Monday.
RBSS has been documenting the events happening in the terrorist group’s capital Raqqa, in northern Syria, since April 2014. According to reporters on the ground, tensions between a massive group of 75 Dutch jihadis, mostly from Moroccan origin, and ISIS intelligence operatives from Iraq reached a new height over the past month.
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After a Dutch jihadi was beaten to death during an interrogation by Iraqi ISIS members, the Dutch cell murdered an Iraqi delegate who came to solve the dispute. Consequently, the ISIS leadership ordered the arrest of all the members of the Dutch group and imprisoned them before killing eight of them, RBSS said.
The Dutch secret services believe around 200 people from the Netherlands including 50 women have joined Isis in Syria and Iraq.
Meanwhile, Dutch authorities identified about 30 war crimes suspects in the Netherlands, a third of them Syrians, among the 59,000 people who applied for asylum last year, the immigration minister Klaas Dijkhoff said on Monday.
As many members of the Dutch parliament called the government to send back migrants who are suspected of atrocities or break the law, Dijkhoff said the Syrians could not be sent home because international treaties prohibit forced repatriation to a country where there is ongoing conflict.