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18-year-old Albanian arrested in Greece wanted to join ISIS

An 18-year-old man arrested trying to cross into Greece illegally from Albania was on his way to Syria to join Islamic State fighters, sources told Kathimerini Thursday.

The teenager was arrested on Wednesday and handed over to Albanian authorities Thursday. They told their Greek counterparts that during questioning he revealed he was attempting join jihadists in Syria.

It is believed that a number of young men from Albania, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have been making these clandestine journeys over the past few months.