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The Netherlands to extend its participation in the UN Mission in South Sudan

The cabinet has approved the extension of the Netherlands' participation in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) by one year. ...

News item | 12-02-2016 | 16:14

Netherlands to intensify action against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

The Netherlands is stepping up its contribution to the international campaign against ISIS. The cabinet has decided to send a ...

News item | 29-01-2016 | 16:00

Medical support for Iraqi armed forces and Kurdish Peshmerga

Defeating ISIS will take time. International coalition efforts have already dealt blows to the group, but it is yet to be ...

News item | 02-11-2015 | 00:00

Armed forces: charting a steady course in turbulent times

With a view to the changing security situation and the higher demands being made of the armed forces, the government is focusing ...

News item | 22-06-2015 | 16:16

Dutch participation in fight against ISIS and UN mission in Mali to continue for a further year

The Dutch military involvement in the fight against ISIS and in the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is to be extended for one year. ...

News item | 19-06-2015 | 17:10

Defence News Summary 6-12 April

Dutch military personnel from NATO’s spearhead force ably demonstrated that they can be ready for departure to conflict areas ...

News item | 15-04-2015 | 16:05

Defence News Summary 30 March – 5 April

Major Mirjam Grandia earns degree with 'Deadly embrace? The decision paths to Uruzgan and Helmand'. A summary of Defence news for ...

News item | 08-04-2015 | 11:12

Defence News Summary 23-29 March 2015

F-15 Eagles from the 125th Fighter Wing of the US Air National Guard are to be guests at Leeuwarden Air Base for a number of ...

News item | 01-04-2015 | 09:55

Defence News Summary

A 12-man Dutch team made up of Ministry of Defence and police officials arrived in Ukraine on 20 March. A summary of Defence news ...

News item | 25-03-2015 | 17:54

Defence News Summary

On 10 March, the first group of Peshmerga were awarded their infantry diplomas in Iraq. A summary of Defence news in the week ...

News item | 18-03-2015 | 15:10

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