Bosnia will try two captured ISIS members

Orient Net 2019-03-12 10:18:00

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Bosnia is preparing to take back two of its nationals who are suspected of fighting for ISIS in Syria and are now in detention in a Kurdish-run camp in the north of that country, its security minister said on Monday (March 11).

Dragan Mektic said that security agencies had checked the identity of some people captured and detained in Syria, and that two of them were confirmed to be the Bosnian nationals.

“Interpol international warrants have been issued for them,” said Mektic, who declined to reveal their identity.

Sarajevo-based news portal reported that the two men could be Ibro Cefurovic, 24, from the northwestern town of Velika Kladusa, and Armin Curt, 22, from Sarajevo, who both were detained by the Kurdish militia more than a year ago.

“We are now working on technical details related to their concrete transfer,” Mektic said, adding they could be flown to Bosnia by the end of March and then immediately handed over to prosecutors.

According to a 2014 criminal code law, all Bosnians who leave the country to fight in foreign wars must be processed under terrorism charges.

US President Donald Trump has asked the European allies to take back more than 800 ISIS fighters who have been captured and to put them on trial. But many countries, citing security concerns, are unwilling to allow their return.

Based on Reuters