Sunday, May 27, 2007

Three of Albanians arrested in US were born in Macedonia

Three of the Albanians arrested in USA under suspicions of plotting a terrorist attack were born in Macedonia.

Speaking under condition of anonymity, a source of the Macedonian Interior Ministry confirmed this information to Makfax Agency.

Duka brothers were born in Ohrid, i.e. Debar, and lived in the Debar's nearby village of Spas.

Four of the arrested men were born in the former Yugoslavia, one was born in Jordan and one came from Turkey, US authorities said. Three were in the United States illegally; two had green cards allowing them to stay in this country permanently; and the sixth is a US citizen.

The six - Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, 22; Dritan "Anthony" or "Tony" Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; Eljvir "Elvis" Duka, 23; Serdar Tatar, 23; and Agron Abdullahu, 24 were ordered held without bail for a hearing Friday.

One drove a cab, three were roofers. Another worked at a 7-Eleven and a sixth at a supermarket.

One of the suspects, Tatar, worked at his father's pizzeria - Super Mario's Restaurant - in Cookstown and made deliveries to the base, using the opportunity to scout out Fort Dix for an attack, authorities said.

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