Kosovo police carried out two separate raids and arrested two men on suspicion of helping recruit and finance people to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, police said Wednesday.
A Reuters reporter saw counter-terrorism police surrounding a business park just outside the center of capital Pristina at 6 a.m. (0500 GMT) from where officers were carrying away computers from a car maintenance and rent-a-car garage.
One suspect, identified only as F.R., had funded many young Kosovans to become ISIS fighters, the statement said.
“The suspect has continuously used his business with the aim of giving financial and logistical support to the people that are involved in recruiting others for terrorism … and those who have gone to the conflict zones,” a police statement said.
“A number of them, including some of his workers in his business, are reported dead in the conflict zones,” it said.
Under a new law, which allows prison terms of up to 15 years for taking part in foreign wars, a Kosovo court last week jailed a man for three years for joining ISIS.