Press Statement: Macedonia Operation on Suspected ISIL Facilitators

The United States Embassy commends the Ministry of Interior on the recent operation against suspected terrorists and terrorist facilitators. We understand this operation was the result of long and careful investigative work by the police, intelligence services, and the Prosecutor’s Office under Macedonia’s anti-terrorism laws. We support the Government’s use of criminal justice processes to stop the flow of terrorist fighters into conflict regions, stem the tide of violence, and combat violent extremism.