KOSOVO: ‘ Police Arrest Fifteen in Major Operation to Stop Flow of Fighters to Iraq ‘

#AceWorldNews – Kosovo(Pristina) – September 17 – Police in Kosovo arrested 15 people on Wednesday in the second major operation in weeks to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians joining Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria, Reuters said.

Among those detained are an influential imam of the Grand Mosque in the capital, Pristina, the leader of an Islamic-rooted political party, and a number of other imams, according to local media.

The charges include terrorism, threatening the constitutional order, incitement and religious hate speech, a police source said.

On August 11, 40 people were arrested on suspicion of fighting in Iraq and Syria or recruiting insurgents RT reported. 


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‘Huge Explosion Rocked Kosovo’s Main Power Plant’

#AceWorldNews – PRISTINA – June 06  – A huge explosion rocked Kosovo’s main power plant Friday, killing at least three people and injuring more than a dozen, AP reported, citing a government official.

The blast might have been caused during a botched replacement of hydrogen canisters used for cooling generators.

The powerful explosion was heard in the nearby capital, Pristina, and a black plume of smoke could be seen rising from the coal-fired plant.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.



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