Bin Laden’s focus: Die Terror Organisation: AKSH – ANA

„Albanische Nationalarmee“ (Armata Kombetare Shqiptare“ – AKSH) und
„Front für die Albanische Nationale Vereinigung“ (Fronti Bashkuar Kombetare Shqiptare“ – FBKSH)

F.B.K.SH. – Logo
Quelle: F.B.K.SH. – Homepage
Anhänger der„Volksbewegung von Kosovo“ (LPK) sowie andere Propagandist-
en eines Großalbaniens beobachteten vor allem die politische Entwicklung in den von Albanern besiedelten Gebieten in Südserbien und Mazedonien mit wachsendem Interesse. Sie unterstützten zumindest ideologisch aber auch finanziell die Ziele einer nunmehr seit fast zwei Jahren im Grenzgebiet zwischen Kosovo und Mazedonien operierenden „Albanischen Nationalarmee“ (AKSH).
Diese „Armee“ kämpft für ein Großalbanien und lehnt die erzielten Vereinbar-
ungen des Friedensabkommens von Ohrid und die Waffenabgabe durch die „Nationale Befreiungsarmee“ (UCK) in Mazedonien ab. Sie versteht sich als militärischer Flügel der im Sommer 2002 in Tirana/Albanien gegründeten „Front für die Albanische Nationale Vereinigung“ (FBKSH), deren erklärtes poli-
tisches Ziel ebenfalls die Vereinigung aller albanischen Siedlungsgebiete ist.
A.K.SH. – Logo  
Quelle: F.B.K.SH. – Homepage

Die AKSH hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren mehrfach zu Anschlägen auf staatliche Einrichtungen in Mazedonien und Serbien bekannt. Spektakulärste Aktion war die Sprengung einer Eisenbahnbrücke zwischen Serbien und dem Kosovo. Aufgrund dieses Anschlags wurde die AKSH im April 2003 letztendlich von der UNMIK-Administration im Kosovo als terroristische Organisation eingestuft und verboten. Über ihre Homepage versuchte die Organisation die im Ausland lebenden Landsleute über Ziele und Veranstaltungen zu informieren und zur Teilnahme zu animieren. Tagesordnungspunkte waren unter anderem die Mitgliederwerbung sowie die Organisation von Spenden-sammlungen. Das Spendenaufkommen in Deutschland blieb jedoch hinter den Erwartungen der Verantwortlichen zurück. So konnten weniger finanzielle Mittel als erwartet in die Heimat transferiert werden, um den „Befreiungskampf“ ihrer Kämpfer nachhaltig zu unterstützen.

Anfang 2003 starteten Funktionäre der AKSH/FBKSH eine Serie von Informationsveranstaltungen in Deutschland (beispielsweise in Freiburg, Mannheim und Ditzingen/Kreis Ludwigsburg, und Esslingen), Österreich, Schweiz, Belgien, England und in Schweden, um Strukturen in den einzelnen Ländern aufzubau-
en bzw. zu stärken.

F.B.K.SH. – „Offener Brief“
Quelle: F.B.K.SH. – Homepage
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Am 15. Dezember 2003 wurde der politische Sekretär der FBKSH, Idajet BEQIRI bei der Einreise in die Schweiz festgenommen, am 15. Juni 2004 aus der JVA Konstanz entlassen und nach Albanien ausgeliefert.

Idajet BEQIRI, wohnhaft gewesen in Belgien und dort Asylberechtigter, nahm seit 2002 regelmäßig an Informationsveranstaltungen der FBKSH und des von der Organisation initiierten „Albanischen Nationalfonds“ (FKSH) teil. Auch in Baden-Württemberg konnte er als Referent bei Veranstaltungen beispielswe-
ise in Freiburg, Ditzingen und Esslingen festgestellt werden. Grundlage für seine Festnahme war ein internationaler Haftbefehl Albaniens vom Sommer 2003, in dem er unter anderem der Volksverhetzung und Aufstachelung zum ethnischen und religiösen Hass in Albanien beschuldigt wird.

Auf Grund der Festnahme von BEQIRI organisierten Anhänger damals europaweit mehrere Demons-trationen. Durch Verlautbarungen und eine Petition unter anderem an den Deutschen Bundespräsidenten und den Deutschen Bundestag versprachen sich die Verantwortlichen der Organisation die Aussetzung der Auslieferung ihres Führungsfunktionärs.

Die Ausweisung von BEQIRI hingegen hatte in extremistischen kosovo-albanischen Kreisen keine öffentliche Resonanz gefunden. Dagegen wurden FBKSH-Anhänger im Internet anlässlich des ersten Pro-
zesstages am 23. Juni 2004 in Tirana/Albanien zu Solidaritätskundgebungen aufgerufen. In Baden-Württemberg wurden keine derartigen Veranstaltungen durchgeführt.

Seit der Auslieferung von BEQIRI nach Albanien fehlt den in Deutschland, aber auch in den benachbarten Ländern (Schweiz, Österreich und Belgien) lebenden Anhängern der Vereinigung die politische Leitfigur. Einhergehend mit einer gewissen Verunsicherung über das konsequente Vorgehen der Sicherheits-behörden gegen Aktivisten der FBKSH auch in anderen Ländern wurden in Deutschland keine öffentlichen Informationsveranstaltungen mehr organisiert.
Aktuelle Publikationen
Verfassungsschutzbericht
Baden-Württemberg 2006
(Pressefassung)
http://www.verfassungsschutz-bw.de/ausl/ausl_jugo_bestr_fbksh.ht

Englische Reports, über den Focus von Bin Laden zur ALSH – ANA

August 29, 2003

Osama bin Laden Focuses on the Balkans for the New Wave of Anti-Western Terrorism

By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS. Starting in mid-August 2003, radical Islamist leaders elevated the rôle of the terrorism infrastructure in the Balkans as a key facilitator of a proposed escalation of conflict into the heart of Europe, Israel and the United States. The terrorism campaign aims to define the US occupation of Baghdad as the turning point in the fateful jihad for the future of Islam. The importance of the concurrent expansion of Islamist operations in the Balkans should be examined in this overall context.

The most telling development was the nomination of Shahid Emir Mussa Ayzi to coordinate and run special recruitment operations. Ayzi is a veteran of Afghanistan who is close not only to the al-Qaida élite but also the Taliban leadership. Recently, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s senior commanders decided to expand the recruitment and activation of Slav cadres, because they look European and non-Arabs, in order to enhance their ability to operate at the heart of the West.

In August 2003, Ayzi took over this sensitive recruitment drive. The main recruitment pool consists of Bosnian Muslims with a smaller effort relying on Russian converts recruited in Chechnya and the Caucasus as a whole. Although the Islamists had run a recruitment and training drive of Bosnian Muslims expert terrorists and would-be martyr-bombers since the early 1990s, these cadres had not until now been used.

Now, circumstances seem to be changing. In late August 2003, Ayzi sent a report to Mullah Qudratullah, a senior Taliban official, about his success in enlisting “persons of Slav ethnicity” to the Islamist jihad. He added that some of these “white devils” had already been indoctrinated and trained to the point of sending them to carry out “Allah’s Work” — that is, terrorist martyrdom-strikes — “in a number of European cities and on Israeli territory”. The preparation of additional Slav cadres for US operations is in progress, Ayzi reported. The training and preparation of Ayzi’s recruits is taking place in the Balkans and the Caucasus, mainly Georgia.

The Balkans undertaking is part of an overall increase in the Islamist buildup under the overall supervision of Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the number two leader in al-Qaida. The senior Islamist commanders now consider what they call “the Albanian land” — Albania, Kosovo and parts of Macedonia — to be safe for use a springboard for the insertion of a new wave of expert terrorists, including the Slavs, into Western Europe and onward throughout the West.

Indeed, starting in mid-August 2003, there was a discernable increase in the number of foreigners in the Islamist mosques throughout Albania. “They [originally] come from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Iran. They come from many countries,” noted an eyewitness in Tiranë. “They arrive [in Tiranë] from Afghanistan,” he added. These expert terrorists are being prepared in Albania for their specific missions in the West.

This training program is conducted under the cover of the Albanian National Army (ANA or AKSh in Albanian) with most senior trainers and commanders being “mujahedin who retreated from Bosnia” and are affiliated with al-Qaida.

In return for the Albanian support of this endeavor, the Islamists assist the local terrorists in preparing for launching spectacular terrorism into the major cities of Serbia and Montenegro, with Belgrade and Niš believed to be the top targets. As well, Islamist cadres, mainly veterans of Bosnia, are providing advance training to thousands of Albanian terrorists in camps in Kosovo-Metohija, near Prizren, on the slopes of Mt Sara, in the Kosovo Morava River valley, in the Albanian towns of Kukes and Tropoje, and around Tetovo in western Macedonia.

These operations are also run under the banner of the ANA/AKSh.

Significantly, the growing importance of the Balkans cause was also reflected in the Islamist communiqués claiming and explaining the bombing of the UN building in Baghdad. This was the most important and authoritative doctrinal statement of the Islamist leadership in August 2003. The statements stressed the situation in Bosnia as a major grievance of the Islamists against the UN and the West. The first statement was issued on August 19, 2003, by the Abu-Hafs al-Masri Brigades, itself a front group of al-Qaida. The Islamists claimed that UN officials “oversaw the massacre of Bosnian women and children in 1992 and 1995”, and that “the United Nations was responsible for the massacre of 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 because it sponsored the idea of ‘not establishing an Islamic state in Europe’.”

On August 24, 2003, the London-based Al-Muhajiroun, bin Laden’s primary mouthpiece in Europe, elaborated on this theme in order to explain why the UN building in Baghdad was a legitimate target: “Verily it was the UN soldiers in Bosnia who were recorded to have stood by when the barbaric Serbs massacred Muslims. The UN first decided to take away the weapons of the Muslims (fearing that they might actually defend themselves and establish Islamic rule) and thereby facilitated their massacre, and were then even photographed helping in the mass murder and gang rape of Muslim women and children. The wounds are still fresh.”

The statements were clearly intended to compound the disinformation that, indeed, 7,000 Muslims were killed in Srebrenica, when all independent forensic evidence points to Muslim casualties in the hundreds, possibly the low hundreds. Continued emphasis on such allegedly high numbers of Muslim deaths at Srebrenica also obfuscates the Muslim murders in that city, earlier, of Serb civilians.

Indeed, the August 2003 statements and intelligence, leading up to the proposed September 2003 opening of the new Islamist shrine — built at Srebrenica with US funds — all support analysis that a significant new wave of terrorism, this time with many European Islamists, is to begin soon.

http://128.121.186.47/ISSA/reports/Balkan/Aug2903.htm

Macedonian Police Kill Four Gunmen in Shootout

Skopje | 12 May 2010 | Sinisa Jakov Marusic

 

Macedonian Police Forces, archive photo by Ministry of Interior

Macedonian Police Forces, archive photo by Ministry of Interior

The Macedonian police has confirmed that its officers killed four gunmen and seized a considerable quantity of weapons last night near the village of Radusha on the border with Kosovo.The shootout occurred Tuesday night when a special unit of the police stopped a lorry after being tipped off that it was transporting illegal weapons, police spokesman Ivo Kotevski told Balkan Insight.

An armed group then began shooting at the police, which returned fire and killed four persons, according to police reports. The police suffered no casualties.

Three of the four killed gunmen have now been identified, Macedonia’s Net Ptress news agency reported. According to the agency, two of those killed were Macedonian citizens and one was from Kosovo. The Macedonian residents were reportedly from the villages of Grchec and Merovo, while the Kosovar was from Pristina.

Representatives of the police said they would announce further details about the incident later during the day. The seized weapons are being examined.

So far it is not clear whether this incident is linked with another in late April when the police in the same border region with Kosovo found a large weapons stash and clashed with the uniformed gunmen who were guarding it…………..

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/28020/