The Base (De Basis) is an online support and recruitment group of Jabhat al-Nusrah (JN), located in Belgium and Netherlands. Approximately 400 Belgium and the Netherlands nationals have travelled to Syria to support either JN or the Islamic State, of which more than 50 have returned. De Basis main internet site has attracted more than 924 members from the Netherlands and Belgium by 05 August 2014.Centres of OperationsThe Base Facebook pages are likely being managed in both the Hague (Netherlands) and Antwerp (Belgium):
Base, The (De Basis)
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