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Kosovo: 20 Families Join The Islamic State

RTS, ZERI Jul 19, 2015 Pristina daily “Zeri” writes that about 20 families from Kosovo joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Poverty is the main reason for the defection to the Middle East, says the Pristina daily. Photo:…

Report Finds Alarming Outflow Of Kosovars To Islamic State

By Joanna Paraszczuk April 15, 2015 Ethnic Albanian Kosovar Lavdrim Muhaxheri (holding microphone) appears in an IS video calling on Albanian Muslims to join militants fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. At least 232 Kosovo citizens are fighting alongside militants…

Mission to combat organised crime dropped investigations of cases implicating senior Kosovan politicians, says study

Julian Borger, diplomatic editor Thursday 6 November 2014 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/06/eu-accused-over-kosovo-mission-failings —- The European Union’s €1bn flagship foreign mission to combat organised crime and corruption in Kosovo repeatedly shunned or dropped investigations of cases implicating senior Kosovan politicians, according to…

5 people charged with fighting for ISIL

Tanjung BELGRADE – The Serbian Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office stated on Tuesday that it has raised an indictment against four persons from Novi Pazar and one from Belgrade on suspicion of partaking in armed operations of the Islamic State of…

Cossacks In Bosnia-Herzegovina

September 27, 2014. Bosnia media reports that Nikolai Djakonov, who commanded an armed Cossack unit during Russia’s takeover of Crimea earlier this year, was spotted in Republika Srpska, the Serbian entity of Bosnia, ahead of Cossack celebrations of Russian-Serb ties…