Kosovo court imprisons 5 Albanians for Islamic State video

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has sentenced five ethnic Albanians to prison terms for plans to prepare a video for the Islamic State group.

The Pristina court said in a statement Wednesday that the men were sentenced to three to 4.5 years in prison.

The men tried in 2015 to register online a video with the Islamic State logo that aimed to pledge their allegiance to the group and "testify to the world the extension of the so-called Islamic State in Kosovo Republic."

They had been sentenced to longer prison sentences last year. The Supreme Court ordered a re-trial, but did not explain why in its statement.

A sixth person is still at large.

Authorities say about 70 Kosovo citizens are believed to still be active fighters in Syria and Iraq.

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