FOCUS ON: Terrorism & Security

ISIS is Trying to Exploit Remnants of Ethnic Tensions from the Balkan Wars – The Wire

ISIS is Trying to Exploit Remnants of Ethnic Tensions from the Balkan Wars – The Wire

June 23, 2017

ISIS has recently been increasing its propaganda targeting the Western Balkans, including through its online magazine Rumiyah, which this month for the first time addressed a message specifically to the... Read More »

Radical Islamist arrested on Bosnia-Serbia border – B92

Radical Islamist arrested on Bosnia-Serbia border – B92

June 14, 2017

BiH border police arrested former ISIS member Enes Mesic for trying to illegally cross the border into Serbia. In October, Mesic was sentenced to three years in prison for fighting... Read More »

ISIS Threatens Terror Campaign in the Balkans – BIRN

ISIS Threatens Terror Campaign in the Balkans – BIRN

June 9, 2017

The new Bosnian version of the ISIS magazine Rumiyah promises death to Serbs, Croats, and Muslim “traitors” to Islam. The jihadists caution they have not forgotten that Serbs and Croats... Read More »

Jihadist Flag Raised in Croat-Majority Village in BiH – Total Croatia News

Jihadist Flag Raised in Croat-Majority Village in BiH – Total Croatia News

May 30, 2017

A jihadist flag was raised near the Catholic church in the Croat-majority community of Ljubače near Tuzla. The flag of the Caucasus Emirate terrorist movement further raised tensions after an... Read More »

Mektic: Hundreds in Bosnia Linked with Terrorism – SRNA

Mektic: Hundreds in Bosnia Linked with Terrorism – SRNA

May 16, 2017

BiH Minister of Security Dragan Mektic said Tuesday at a meeting in Sarajevo that there are hundreds of persons in BiH who are believed to be linked to terrorism. Mektic... Read More »

New Data Shows Extent of Terrorism in Balkans – BalkanInsight

New Data Shows Extent of Terrorism in Balkans – BalkanInsight

December 22, 2016

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland has released a new map and data set, Global Terrorist Data, that purports... Read More »

BiH Court Releases IS Funder with a Fine – BalkanInsight

BiH Court Releases IS Funder with a Fine – BalkanInsight

December 20, 2016

The BiH Court ordered Nedzad Mujic, a Bosniak man convicted of providing financial and material assistance to the Islamic State group, to pay a fine of KM 26,000. Mujic’s sentence... Read More »

IS Releases Bosnian Magazine – BIRN

IS Releases Bosnian Magazine – BIRN

November 21, 2016

The media wing of the Islamic State organization has published a Bosnian-language version of a magazine it previously released to western audiences in English, Turkish, German, and French. In recent... Read More »

EU Calls for New Traveler Security Checks – BalkanInsight

EU Calls for New Traveler Security Checks – BalkanInsight

November 16, 2016

The European Commission announced today a proposal for a new security process for citizens of non-EU states in Europe who do not require visas to enter the EU. The new... Read More »

BiH Arrests Alleged IS Recruiter in Zvornik – AP

BiH Arrests Alleged IS Recruiter in Zvornik – AP

August 18, 2016

BiH authorities arrested a man identified as Nedzad Mujic this week, on suspicion of recruiting and fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. The arrest took place near Zvornik; Mujic... Read More »