Pristina, Kosovo (AP) — The Minister of Interior of Kosovo said on Sunday that 11 Kosovo citizens had been repatriated from Syria.
Minister Xhelal Svecla tweeted that 11 people arrived from the conflict zone in Syria on Saturday, but gave details about where they were taken from and how many men, women and children were in the group. not.
“Kosovo continues to be a proud and fully devoted member of the World Union to Daesh. We continue to have a strong fight against extremism and terrorism,” he writes.
In the past, Kosovo officials have said that less than 90 citizens still remain in Syria, some men are fighters, most of them are Islamic State fighters or the widow of other terrorist groups, and a few. He said he was a child of.
The US Embassy in Pristina praised the repatriation and tweeted: Kosovo is the leader in the fight against terrorism and extremism. “
Two years ago, Kosovo became the first country in Europe to repatriate 110 Kosovo citizens (mainly women and children) from Syria with the support of the United States. Many adults have already been charged with terrorism-related activities and have been sentenced to imprisonment.
More than 400 Kosovos first joined the Syrian and Iraqi militant groups, but no one has left in the last few years, according to Kosovo officials.