“A trained combatant willing to die a martyr”, says police investigation of Syrian migrant vandalising Dutch Jewish restaurant

The Dutch weblog GeenStijl reports that an anonymous source close to the police investigation has confirmed that the migrant who was recorded while vandalising a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, is Saleh Ali, born in Damascus, Syria, in 1988. Ali, who has been living in The Netherlands “for some time”, was released just 1,5 day after his acts, because he was merely indicted for vandalism, not terrorism.

According to the police investigation, the man has taken part in “the armed struggle” and claims to have fought against Islamic State under the banner of “multiple factions“.

h/t Marvin