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The Netherlands is involved in the non-international armed conflicts against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria by undertaking airstrikes as part of the international coalition led by the United States. The Netherlands is also involved in the international armed conflict in Syria.

The Netherlands is currently a party to a series of armed conflicts. For further information on who is considered a party to an armed conflict, see ‘contemporary challenges – multinational forces: who is a party to the conflict?' in our classification section.



Last updated: Monday 4th February 2019