Analysis 08 Jul 16

Divisions Leave Bosnia Open to Terror Attacks

Chronic lack of coordination between key government bodies leaves Bosnia especially open to further terrorist and other security threats, experts say.

Danijel Kovacevic
BIRN
IS fighters. Photo from the IS propaganda magazine 'Dabiq'.

A chilling video recently released by Islamist terror organisation ISIS features several fighters calling for bloody new attacks on Western targets.

“Muslims arise and kill the Christians and their servants. Kill them in their cities and countries. Place explosives under their cars, in their homes and their offices, kill them with snipers and with silencers. Kill them any way you can,” one of the fighters, identified as a 22-year-old Bosnian named Jasmin Keserovic, says.

Coming from the central Bosnian town of Zavidovici, he now goes by the name of Abu Muhammad al-Bosni.

The footage shows shaky clips of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Las Vegas Strip in the US while the jihadists can be heard praising Omar Mateen, who gunned down 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, earlier in June.

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