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Bosnia charges 4 with supporting t Islamic State group

April 10, 2015

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Prosecutors have charged four Bosnians with recruiting and attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

A statement from the Prosecution Office said Friday that Husein Erdic was accused of having organized and Midhat Trako of having financed the trip for Nevad Husidic and Merim Keserovic. All four were arrested in February before they could execute their plan.

Bosnia’s intelligence service has been monitoring groups and individuals suspected of financing and recruiting fighters.

Last year, authorities arrested Husein Bosnic, the alleged leader of the salafi movement which was introduced in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war by mujahedeen who came to help Muslim Bosnians fight against Serbs and Croats. Bosnic is on trial, accused of inspiring and recruiting fighters.

Experts have said some 200 have so far left for Syria.

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