A look at the Defence news 13-20 August

Dutch F-16s supported ground troops during 10 missions in the Syrian province of Deir al Zour. Force was used in 2 of these missions, near Hajin and near Abu Kamal.  (This was reported in the 8-18 August weekly review of Defence operations.)

Royal Netherlands Navy seizes over 400 kilos of cocaine

Together with the Sint Maarten Coastguard, the Dutch patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland seized 406 kilos of cocaine. The seizure was made during a patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The drugs have been destroyed.