Publication 'Focus on Returnees'

The AIVD expects the number of returning jihadist travellers to increase little by little in the future.

These returnees pose a greater threat than was previously the case; they stayed in the conflict zone for longer, received weapons training, gained combat experience and built up their jihadist network. Each individual returnee should be assessed in terms of the threat they pose and what needs to be done to deal with that threat. Returnees are a part of the jihadist threat against the Netherlands.