Mother Abducts Two Children and Brings Them to Syria
A thirty-two year old woman from Maastricht has abducted her two children and smuggled them to Syria. The boy is 8 years old and the girl is 7 years old. Apparently, the mother has received help from the jihadi networks, including those in Maastricht. The father has not given his permission for the children to be taken out of the Netherlands.
The prosecutor in Maastricht said that it is the first time Dutch children have been abducted to the Caliphate. The intelligence services had indications that the woman might leave for abroad, but because of lack of detailed information, no action was undertaken. Finally, the woman, who is of Chechen origin, departed with a false passport.