A man spotted at the Balie debating centre in Amsterdam last September and accused of being a former IS fighter by Syrian activists has been arrested on terrorism charges.
The public prosecution department says they consider it likely the 32-year-old was active for Islamic terror group Jabhat al-Nusra before coming to the Netherlands. He was given a temporary residency permit in 2014.
The AIVD security service says it has information that the man comes from the IS stronghold Raqqa and that he may have been involved in terror attacks which resulted in several deaths. He was arrested at his home in Amsterdam.
Last December the man told the Volkskrant in an interview he had never been part of the Islamic militant group.