Friday, September 25, 2009

Arrested in Kosovo for terrorism in the U.S.

The United States filed an indictment against American Betima Kazijua, arrested in August in Kosovo, because of the intention to join the Islamic extremists to fight U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans, the authorities announced.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that Kaziju (21), an American citizen with residence in New York, tried to procure weapons and terrorist training to go to Pakistan to fight against American troops abroad.

The indictment charged that he intended to join the Somali armed movement, "al-Ĺ abab", which included the State Department list of terrorist groups, reported by Reuters.

Kaziju in February he traveled to Egypt to weapons purchases, and then in Kosovo, where the Kosovo authorities arrested him late last month, the FBI said.

"This case is an example of successful international efforts in the implementation of the investigation and arrest those who tried to participate in terrorist actions, and prevention of their conspiracy," the statement said American Prosecutor Benton Campbell.

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