ISIS defeat in war zones and wrinkles terrorists are pushing foreign fighters to return and change their targets. Old Continent seek to strike at the heart, according to statements and strategies made public through the networks of the leaders of the Islamic State, after heavy losses suffered in recent months.
Many jihadists are Balkan convert. Some of them caught and isolated. But most of counterterrorism for the state not protected by a network that is based in the Balkans.
Fugitive number 1 called Lavdrim Muhaxheri also known as the “Butcher of the Balkans”, known especially for terror spread through the network in 2014, when 29-year-old Kosovo Albanian posting pictures and photos of what he terming as “traitors”.
Muhaxheri, also known by the name Abu Abdullah al-Kosovo has long been regarded as one of the leaders of ISIS, after climbing as head of the Balkan Brigade jihadists and that many times is said to have died in Syria.
But in August last year he was alive and smiling with a Kalashnikov in hand.
But what is the worst, according to what the results L’ESPRESSO, the Italian secret service sources in Kosovo is the “butcher of Kacanik” (a small town in Kosovo, the Macedonian border known as a center for jihadists ) a few months back in his homeland, in Kosovo together with about 300-400 members of the Islamic caliphate.
Arriving in Kosovo Lavdrim seems Muhaxheri made by Macedonia in mid-November. After that, the heads of the secret services have put in work KIA Kosovo Intelligence Agency and counterterrorism units in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo.
But the executioner seems to have lost track again.
Returning Muhaxheri in the Balkans, according to the Italian secret services it is considered as a very serious threat not only for the area Balkans but also for many European countries, where the leader of the jihadist from Kosovo (introduced in the global list of terrorists by the US in 2014), has many contacts and is able to hit.
The jihadist network “butcher” is branched. But not only that Muhaxheri has a very good knowledge of the enemy, because before he became one of the leaders of the jihadists, worked at the US base Bondsteel in Kosovo and before that worked for NATO in Afghanistan.
“Lavdrim Muhaxheri is a threat,” he wrote in his main title, BalkanInsight on November 18, shortly after the arrest of 19 terrorists who were preparing terrorist attacks in Albania and Kosovo. In the center of the terrorist attacks was actually become an explosive eruption in Albania-Israel international match to be played in Shkodra.
But exactly these alerts and Muhaxheri’s arrival in Kosovo, put on alert half of the world’s intelligence agencies, which avoided one of the events that could be among the bloodiest of recent years.
Those arrested, according to sources from the Kosovo police, were coordinated by Lavdrim Muhaxheri from Syria where he was. But in the days when the action took place, one of the leaders of ISIS originally from Kaçaniku, had returned home. And there is no possibility that Muhaxheri launched to Syria, seeing his links with Italy.
In December of 2015 during the operation codenamed “Van Damme” was dismantled terrorist cells operating between Kosovo and Italy as its leader had Imishtin Samet, who lived between Brescia and Kosovo.
In the house of the arrested in Kosovo, they found evidence of his relationship with Muhaxheri exactly according to what Il Giornale.