Albania extradites alleged Islamic State recruiter to Italy

Albania extradites alleged Islamic State recruiter to Italy

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities say they have extradited to Italy an Albanian accused of recruiting for the Islamic State group in Syria.

A police statement from Wednesday said that 40-year-old Baki Coku, who was arrested in July on an Italian request, was flown to Italy on Tuesday.

Italian authorities accuse Coku of being part of a recruiting ring that included his nephew, Aldo Kobuzi, who allegedly underwent weapons training in Iraq with Islamic militants.

p>Among the people allegedly recruited were Kobuzi's Italian wife, Maria Giulia Sergio, who converted to Islam, allegedly became radicalized & went to Syria.

Italian anti-terrorism police have arrested other relatives of the married couple who were allegedly trying to persuade family members to join IS in Syria.

Source: “Associated Press”