Serbian chairman strong network radical Islamists in Kosovo

'At least 150 in Syria and Iraq' says chairman

07 October, 19:24

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, OCTOBER 7 - Kosovo has a "strong network of radical Islamists and terrorists" with several fighting in Syria and Iraq, Milovan Drecun, in Serbian parliament's Kosovo and Metohija committee chairman, said on Tuesday in Belgrade.

    Speaking to Serbian news agency Tanjug following a closed-door commission session, Drecun said "there is no information on preparations for terrorist acts against Serbs or other non-Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija" where the vast majority of the population is ethnic Albanian and Muslim.

    In its Tuesday meeting, the parliamentary committee discussed threats and security of Serbs and other non-Albanian ethnic groups in Kosovo due to the presence of radical Islamists and jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq. According to several sources, there are at least 150 Islamist Kosovars fighting alongside the jihadists in Syria and Iraq. 15 Kosovars were killed. (ANSAmed).

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