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Monique, a Dutch woman, has retrieved her teenage daughter Aicha from the Islamic State-held city of Raqqah, Syria after the girl, who had married Dutch-Turkish jihadist Omar Yilmaz, asked for help. Aicha was arrested on her return. Authorities are investigating a breach of confidential police files, including cases involving suspected jihadists traveling to Syria. A man who posted a video online calling for Zionists to be shot was sentenced to 60 days in jail, 44 of them suspended.
The national antiterrorism coordinator said 12 suspected Islamist militants were arrested in the Hague yesterday, and added that authorities are conducting 30 investigations involving some 60 people suspected of recruiting fighters for extremist groups in the Middle East. The mayor of the Hague said municipalities need government help in monitoring returning jihadists; about 30 of 160 jihadists known to have traveled to Syria from the Netherlands are thought to have returned. Suspected terrorist recruiter Abou Moussa a.k.a. Azzedine C., who is currently in jail, began a hunger and thirst strike. The Islamic State claimed that Dutch jihadist Abu Abdullah al-Hollandi carried out a suicide bombing in Baghdad on Nov. 12.
Demonstrators in support of the Islamic State were reportedly expected to take part in protests today at The Hague against police violence. Dutch police warned those planning to appear at a protest on Aug. 3 in Amsterdam against the Gaza offensive that Nazi symbols, Hitler salutes, the Islamic State flag, and flag burning will not be tolerated at the protest. On July 31, Islamic State supporters marched in The Hague waving black flags and chanting "Death to the Jews!"