Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.

Milan police officials told RAI state radio Wednesday that the suspects were detained in Milan, Bergamo and Grosseto and in an unnamed Albanian city.

Italy has said a few dozen Italian residents or citizens are fighting within the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and Syria, and that it has been keeping its eye on possible recruits in Italy. Italy has also expelled several Islamic militants in the past year.