Macedonia detains seven suspected jihadists

Macedonian police arrested seven Macedonian nationals who are suspected of fighting in Syria and Iraq, Balkan Insight reports. Skopje says the arrests were the continuation of a 2015-16 crackdown on Islamic State fighters who had returned to Macedonia. It is estimated that at least 30 people from Macedonia have thus far died in conflicts in the Middle East and more than 70 have returned home.

 

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