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Dutch Court Convicts Six Muslim Men In IS Recruiting Network

A Dutch court has convicted six Muslim men of membership in a terrorist network that recruits youngsters to fight in Syria as Islamic State militants or part of other extremist groups.

The six were among eight men and a woman from The Hague convicted on December 10 of various crimes linked to a network of radical Muslims.

At a heavily guarded courtroom in Amsterdam, judges issued sentences of up to six years against those convicted.

Presiding Judge Rene Elkerbout said the organization "has contributed on a large scale to a climate in which youngsters felt called upon to go to Syria and fight."

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters