THE HAGUE, March 21 (Xinhua) -- A 20-year-old Dutch jihadist died in Syria last week, Dutch newspapers reported Thursday, basing their information on sources within the Moroccan community in the Netherlands.
According to the reports, the mother of Mourad M. was informed Friday about the death of her son. His elder brother is allegedly still involved in fights within Syria.
Last week, the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) raised the terrorism threat level in the Netherlands from "limited" to "substantial".
According to the NCTV, close to a hundred so-called jihadist travelers individuals have recently left the Netherlands for various countries in Africa and the Middle East, especially Syria.
"These jihadist travelers can return to the Netherlands highly radicalized, traumatized and with a strong desire to commit violence, thus posing a significant threat to this country," said the NCTV.