Terrorist Who Plotted Attack on Israel Soccer Game Killed in Syria


(AFP) WASHINGTON — The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria has killed a plotter of the thwarted terror attack at last year’s Israel-Albania soccer match in Albania, a US official said Thursday.

Lavdrim Muhaxheri was killed in a June 7 airstrike near Mayadin, which is close to Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon said.

“He was an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo and a self-proclaimed leader of ISIS foreign fighters from Kosovo,” he said.

Albanian authorities have charged four people over allegedly plotting to attack the World Cup qualifier in Albania last November.

The game had been due to take place in the northern town of Shkodra but was eventually held in Elbasan, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the Albanian capital Tirana, under a massive security presence.

Dillon said Muhaxheri was “the most prominent and radical ethnic Albanian fighter” in Syria who was responsible for inciting jihadist ideology in Europe and encouraging foreign fighters to travel to IS-controlled territory.

“He was also responsible for planning numerous terrorist attacks, to include the failed plot to bomb the 2016 Israel-Albania soccer match in Albania,” Dillon told reporters in a video call from Baghdad.

Kosovo, a predominantly ethnic Albanian and Muslim country, has been confronted with more than 300 of its citizens waging jihad in Syria and Iraq.

It has subsequently strengthened legislation and attempted to root out radical Islamist networks.

View the original article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/T-y5oJtoOGI/

Dillon said eight other “colleagues” of Muhaxheri had also been killed.

In the same category are

Luther Strange Backed by Members of Big Pharma Group Pushing Prescription Opioids Amid Epidemic in Alabama NEW YORK — During a period he served as Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange received more campaign contributions than any other U.S .attorney gen...
Bernie Sanders: Cut U.S. Military Aid to Israel NEW YORK, NY — In a rare foreign policy interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed the United States is “complicit” in so-called Israeli occupation” and s...
Rouhani Defends Iran Nuke Deal at U.N., Calls Trump Speech ‘Ignorant, Absurd, and Hateful’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took a number of veiled shots at U.S. President Donald Trump during his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wedne...
Report: Trump Leaning Toward Decertifying Iran Nuclear Deal Drew Angerer/Staff via Gettyby Breitbart News20 Sep 20170 20 Sep, 201720 Sep, 2017 From NBC News‘ Hallie Jackson, Carol E. Lee, Vivian Salama, and ...
France’s Macron Positions Himself as Globalist ‘Anti-Trump’ at UN Meeting French President Emmanuel Macron presented himself as the globalist “anti-Trump” in his speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, speaking in direct op...
Holocaust Museum Pulls Back from Study on Obama’s Syrian Foreign Policy: Cites Failures Tempered by Political Cover, Critics Charge A major study produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in late August has caused a swirl of debate and controversy among museum support...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….

 

If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles

 

Comment on this story