Dutch photographer held hostage in Syria: jihadists, rebels, half-truths and lies

“They were only foreign jihadists; I don’t think there was one Syrian among them,” Dutch photographer Jeroen Oerlemans says about the group of fighters who captured and held him and British photographer John Cantlie for a week in northern Syria. Referring to them as jihadists, he declares in an interview with journalist Bram Vermeulen in Dutch newspaper NRC: “Those guys are totally independent from the Free Syrian Army. Many of them spoke good English, with Birmingham accents. According to them, a large flow of international fighters have crossed the borders with Syria during the past few weeks.”

via Dutch photographer held hostage in Syria: jihadists, rebels, half-truths and lies.

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