Dutch military personnel are supporting Iraqi forces on the ground with military training and advice. In addition, F-16s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force are active over Iraq and eastern Syria. This military support complements the political and humanitarian support the Netherlands is already providing in the international fight against the ISIS terrorist organisation. The Netherlands will be contributing to this mission until the end of 2018.
A look at the Defence news 30 January – 5 February (video)
08-02-2017 | 10:49
Russia’s current attitude, terrorism, large migration flows, the impending scarcity of natural resources. These are all...
A look at the Defence news 9 – 15 January
18-01-2017 | 17:34
This week, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp visited Dutch special...
A look at the Defence news 21 – 27 November
30-11-2016 | 14:02
The technical failure of an operating system component was the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Captain René Zeetsen...
A look at the Defence news 24 – 30 October
02-11-2016 | 17:07
“Dutch military personnel will arrive in Lithuania from March 2017,” confirmed Minister Hennis-Plasschaert during the Meetings...
A look at the Defence news 2 – 8 May
10-05-2016 | 15:15
All military and civilian lives lost in combat or during peace missions since the start of the Second World War were...
A look at the Defence news 11 – 17 April
19-04-2016 | 15:33
Preparations for the visit of the F-35 to the Netherlands are in full swing. A summary of Defence news in the week of 11-17 April.