Kosovo police says that around 74 women and children from Kosovo are still in Syria and Iraq. This figure were announced during a meeting dubbed “Strengthening of the role of women in preventing violent extremism; achievements and challenges in the Commune of Pristina”, organized by Kosovo Center for Security Studies.
Taibe Canolli of the Kosovo Police said that out of 44 women involved in the Syrian conflict, only seven of them have returned to Kosovo. Meanwhile, according to Mrs. Canolli, there are also 37 children in these war zones at the moment.
Representatives of the Commune of Pristina said that currently, they don’t have any projects for the prevention of violent extremism. Officials of this commune said that efforts are being made to strengthen the role of women in preventing negative phenomena through social policies.
Since 2012, over 300 citizens of Kosovo have joint fights in Syria and Iraq. Around 120 of them have returned to Kosovo, while 75 fighters are still believed to be there.
Around 200 people have been investigated for involvement in the recruiting and encouraging people to participate in extremist acts. /balkaneu.com/