Lebanon for Syria repatriation efforts
TIRANA, Albania: Albania’s interior minister on Thursday said he was in Lebanon looking to repatriate more Albanians related to other nationals who had joined Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Bledi Cuci, in Beirut in the last two days, said he met there with Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, the head of Lebanon’s General Security Directorate whom Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama had described as “instrumental” in a previous successful attempt.
Authorities have not specified the number of Albanians still in detention camps in Syria, only saying they have been identified.
Their relatives in Albania say 52 children are still in Syria.