Albania arrests Kosovo citizen tried as terror group member

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2016 2:57 PM

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have arrested an ethnic Albanian from neighboring Kosovo who was wanted for allegedly fighting with terror groups in Syria.

A police statement Thursday said 30-year-old Enos Begolli, a Kosovo citizen and resident of Mitrovica, was arrested by Albanian anti-terror forces and handed over to Kosovo police.

The statement says Begolli had been wanted in Kosovo, where he was sentenced to a 4-year jail term for being a fighter for an Islamic terror group in Syria.

A few hundred Albanians from the two neighboring Balkan countries are believed to have joined Islamic extremist groups and still are active with the groups in Syria and Iraq.