Another Bosnian dies in Syrian war

Bosnian citizen Emedin Velić has been killed in Syria while fighting on the side of the rebels against the country's government forces.

Source: Tanjug

He is the third Bosnian confirmed to have died in the Syrian civil war.

Confirming for the Sarajevo-based Daily Avaz that his 20-year-old brother was killed in the fighting, Eldin Velić said he had "received his father's permission" to join the war in the Middle Eastern country..

"He went to fight for the oppressed people of Syria," said Eldin Velić, adding that while it was true that those who go to the Syrian front receive pay - "because they have to live on something" - the figure was "not even close to the fabulous amounts that some speak about."

Before Velić, Bosnian citizens Derviš Halilović and Muazer Šabić were also killed in the fighting in Syria, the Croatian news agency Hina reported.

For this reason, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fahrudin Radončić moved to amend the existing criminal law that would in teh future sanction Bosnian citizens who join paramilitary groups abroad.

After he signed and sent to parliamentary procedure this new legal solution, the minister explained that the amendments to the law will also hold "the organizers" responsible.


Sarajevo-based magazine targeted in arson attack

The South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) expressed concern about a fire started in front of the office of the weekly Slobodna Bosna in Sarajevo.

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