Washington /14/11/ 2007
US Department of State is pleased that a successful law enforcement operation was conducted by a multiethnic police force in the village of Brodec, Macedonia.
"This appears to have been a successful law enforcement operation conducted by a multiethnic police force against a group, including several wanted criminals, some of them recently escaped from a Kosovo prison," State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said on Tuesday.
Asked by a Greek journalist to comment the issue of alleged Wahhabist ties, Mr. Casey said "We don't have any credible information that the group had such ties, but we're pleased that they nonetheless have been arrested and that some of the materials they were carrying were confiscated.
"We are just pleased that a successful law enforcement operation took place and we certainly encourage the authorities to move quickly to restore normalcy to the village where these events took place," State Department's deputy spokesman Tom Casey said.