13 December 2006

Saudi terror cells, training camps active in Kosovo - Serb source

BBC Monitoring Europe (Political) - November 14, 2006 Tuesday

Text of report by Montenegrin Mina news agency

Gracanica, 14 November: There are strong Wahhabi cells of Saudi Arabian origin in the Kosovo villages of Planjane and Racane in the Sredacka zupa area, says a statement issued today by the press office of the Rasko-Prizrenska Eparchy.

The statement says that there are training camps in northern Kosovo, where trainers are experienced terrorists who were active in Afghanistan and Bosnia-Hercegovina (B-H).

The statement recalls that recently UNMIK [UN Mission in Kosovo] police uncovered in the village of Talinovac near Urosevac, in a "Shqiptar [Albanian] terrorist cell" liquid explosives, identical to the explosive used in terror operations in London.

These centres and camps for training of terrorists have at their disposal arms and explosives which "are going to be used in future attacks against Christians, their churches, cemeteries, and other holy places" says the statement.

Over the last seven years, since the arrival of the international community, around 400 new mosques have been constructed in Kosovo, while 150 churches have been demolished, the statement says.

Source: Mina news agency, Podgorica, in Serbian 1230 gmt 14 Nov 06