Pristina, December 12, 2013/Balkan Independent News Agency
Intelligence Agency in Kosovo keeps under observation those citizens who travel to Syria and Serb citizens who are part of the Police of Kosovo and who have previously been part of the Serbian Ministry of Interior. These facts were announced by Bashkim Smakaj, head of the Intelligence Agency of Kosovo.
Mr. Smakaj has reported at the Parliamentary Committee for the Oversight of the Intelligence Agency of Kosovo where he claimed that this agency is monitoring all those individuals who depart to Syria to fight alongside rebels or authorities.
The Agency is monitoring the activity of all persons who have been and who are currently involved in the fights in Syria.
The hearing has taken place without the presence of the media. The head of the parliamentary committee, Florin Krasniqi has said during the hearing that two were the main topics that were discussed, the monitoring of Albanians who fight in Syria and Serbs who are part of police structures.
“Head of IAK, Bashkim Smakaj has reported on two important issues, the participation of Albanians in the Syrian fights and the process of the verification of the members of Serbian Ministry of Interior who will be part of the Police of Kosovo”, said Mr. Krasniqi.
The head of the Intelligence Agency of Kosovo, Bashkim Smakaj has admitted in front of the Committee that this institution is making checks on the Serb individuals who are expected to be integrated in the Kosovo Police.
Intelligence Agency of Kosovo has carried out the checks on the persons that have held leading positions at the Serb Ministry of Interior and who are expected to be part of the Police of Kosovo. According to Mr. Smakaj, the majority of the candidates have not passed their background checks and they cannot be part of the Police of Kosovo.
On the other hand, the head of Intelligence has suggested that Police of Kosovo must carry out the background checks of the simple members of the Ministry of Interior of Kosovo and not the Intelligence Agency. /ibna/