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Police Raid Bosnian Village Flying IS Flags


Police in Bosnia have raided a village after reports flags of the Islamic State were raised at several houses there.

A police spokesman said the "the flags were no longer hanging" after police arrived in the northeastern village of Gornja Maoca on February 5.

Local TV had on February 4 broadcast photos showing the black and white flags of the IS militants hanging from the roof of a house, saying the images were taken in Gornja Maoca.

The isolated village lies close to the town of Brcko.

Controlled by a local movement that adheres to the strict Wahhabi branch of Islam, it has been targeted in numerous police operations in recent years.

Bosnian intelligence estimates some 150 Bosnian fighters are currently fighting in Iraq or Syria.

Based on reporting by AFP

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