Member of Dutch air force may have joined ISIS in Syria
26-year-old suspended from service after reportedly travelling to Syria
The Dutch Defence Ministry says that a serving member of the country's air force may have travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
The ministry released little information about the case Thursday, saying only that it was a 26-year-old member of the air force who has now been suspended from service.
The ministry says in a written statement that the member had been blocked from "all access to information, systems and locations."
The case would mark the first time a serving member of the Dutch armed forces has gone to Syria to join the militant group, also known as Islamic State or ISIL
In a statement, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said it is "unpleasant if it turns out that somebody has joined up with evil while colleagues risk their lives for other people's freedom."