Islamic State (IS) supporters have built a secret stronghold in an isolated village in Bosnia named Osve -- about 60 miles from Bosnia's capital of Sarajevo -- the Clarion Project website reports today (July 23, 2015).
Many known terrorists have bought land in Osve and locals report hearing gunshots regularly from the village. Security services have been investigating terrorist connections there since May.
Bosnia -- a predominantly Islamic nation that had been part of the former Yugoslavia -- is a key conduit to and from Syria, given its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. Weapons are also far more readily available in Bosnia than they are in the rest of Europe, a by-product of the country's civil war in the 1990s.
Some 330 Bosnians have already gone to Syria to wage jihad in support of the Islamic State.