The Kosovo government says draft measures against terror funding and money laundering have been given the go-ahead to go to Parliament for approval.

In a statement Wednesday, the government said the new tools are "very important" in helping to combat extremism. Further details were not forthcoming.

Authorities say that some 70 Kosovo citizens are believed to still be active within Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Last year the government passed another law that could see Kosovo citizens participating in armed conflicts outside Kosovo being sentenced to 15 years in prison.