Potentially dangerous children of jihadists are placed in a special reception location after their return to the Netherlands. There they are observed and supervised 24 hours a day to determine whether they pose a threat to society, the AD reports.
At the reception location, an assessment can be made as to whether and what trauma the children have suffered and what assistance is needed. The children will be completely isolated and will not stay with their peers in an institution.
No children of returned jihadists have yet been placed in an institution, according to the AD . It is also not yet known which reception locations will be taken into use.
Children from the age of nine may have received combat training from IS
According to the newspaper, Intelligence Service AIVD states that children from the age of nine may have received combat training in the caliphate of IS. All children of Dutch jihadists who are nine years or older, therefore, return to a special reception location after their return.
210 Dutch children of jihadist parents are currently staying in Syria and Turkey. More than 10 percent of them are nine years or older. Since the Arab Spring began in 2010, at least fourteen children of jihadist parents have returned to the Netherlands. They were all younger than nine years old.
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