Kosovo police say they have arrested two Albanian men charged with funding terrorist activities and recruiting people for Islamic extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Police said Wednesday that one man was arrested in Prizren, 82 kilometers (50 miles) south of the capital, Pristina. He is suspected of recruiting two persons who were stopped by police before leaving the country in December.

The other, a businessman, was arrested in Ferizaj, 36 kilometers (22 miles) south of Pristina. He has been investigated since 2014 on suspicion of recruiting and funding people who are in Syria and Iraq, some of them reportedly dead or already arrested.

A few hundred Kosovo-born volunteers have gone to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, mainly passing through Turkey.