The US Embassy in B&H did not confirm or deny these allegations.
“The US Embassy does not comment on security issues,” stated the PR Office of the US Embassy in B&H.
The American team should operate within the Task Force for fight against terrorism, and it should be completed by the end of 2016.
Task Force for fight against terrorism was established in 2013 based on the decision by the former minister of security of B&H Fahrudin Radončić, and it consists of representatives of judicial institutions and police and security agencies in B&H.
The Task force represents continuation of activities done by B&H on strengthening capacities for fight against terrorism, which are being conducted since September 11, 2001 after the attack on the United States, when a Committee for fight against terrorism was founded in B&H, and the later activities of establishing task and operational forces for fight against terrorism which have been launched after 2004.
According to the data from the research project by the professor Vlado Azinović and the Islamic theologian and publicist Muhamed Jusić, at least 210 people went from B&H to the battlefields in Syria and Iraq between 2014 and the end of 2014.
Compared to a population of nearly 3.8 million, Bosnia and Herzegovina has one the highest European averages of foreign fighters, i.e. more than 41 per a million of residents, if only men are count.