Women displaced from fightings between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Daesh militants walk inside a refugee camp in Ain Issa, Syria October 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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A young Dutch woman, who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (ISIS) with her partner and two children, asked Friday to be acquitted of terrorism charges, saying she had played no role in the group.The 21-year-old, a convert to Islam known only as Laura H., was arrested when she flew back to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in July 2016 after apparently fleeing the jihadists.She has been charged with taking part in a terrorist organisation and preparing terror attacks, the Dutch news agency ANP said.At least 280 people, a third of whom are women, are believed to have left The Netherlands to fight in Iraq and Syria for jihadist groups, according to Dutch counter-terrorism officials.
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