Netherlands reduces terror level

The Dutch counter terrorism unit NCTb has downgraded the risk of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands to ‘limited’, its first reduction in two years. According to NCTb the reduction resulted from internal divisions and lack of leadership among terrorist organizations, and a shift in focus to theatres of international conflict. The “limited” level is the second of four levels of alert in the Netherlands. It had been raised to “substantial” in March 2008 after concerns over MP Geert Wilders’ film Fitna.