Kosovo police officers guard the entrance of a makeshift mosque after raid in Kosovo capital Pristina August 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
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Kosovo police arrested 40 men Monday on suspicion of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq, a crackdown aimed at deterring recruitment of volunteer fighters, authorities in the small Balkan state said.Local media said an 18-year-old man from eastern Kosovo was killed in fighting in Syria last week, raising the total number of Kosovo Albanians killed in fighting in Iraq and Syria to 16 .Many in Kosovo were shocked when pictures circulated on social media last month of Lavdrim Muhaxheri, a self-styled leader of Kosovo Albanians fighting with Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants, apparently decapitating a teenager in Iraq.
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