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Member of Dutch air force may have joined ISIS in Syria

​The Dutch Defence Ministry says that a serving member of the country's air force may have travelled to Syria to join ISIS.

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."

In this picture released on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 by the Rased News Network a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants, an Islamic State militant holds the group's flag as he stands on a tank they captured from Syrian government forces, in the town of Qaryatain southwest of Palmyra, central Syria. The Islamic State group on Thursday seized a key town in central Syria following heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, in the militants' biggest advance since capturing the historic town of Palmyra in May, Syrian activists said. (Rased News Network a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants via AP) (Rased News Network/Associated Press)

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."