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Kosovo Albanian arrested on 'terrorist' charges

Kosovo Albanian man arrested, suspected of trying to recruit fighters for Syria and Iraq

Kosovo Albanian arrested on 'terrorist' charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- Kosovo police have arrested an ethnic Albanian suspected of trying to recruit fighters to go to Syria and Iraq and promoting "terrorist" activities in media social sites.

A statement on Tuesday said police searched the man's house in a village in Hani i Elezit, 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of capital Pristina, where they found a pistol, a rifle and some electronic devices.

Police called on the people not to pay attention to such calls and deceit on involvement in terrorist activities.

A few hundred Kosovo-born volunteers have joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. They often appear on their propaganda videos warning of imminent attacks.

The operation, code-named Van Damme, was part of a wider one initiated from the Brescia court in nearby Italy.


Updated : 2021-09-18 14:11 GMT+08:00