Skip to comments.Serb shot in northern Kosovo
Posted on 05/27/2004 11:37:39 AM PDT by joan
ZUBIN POTOK -- Thursday A Serb engineer from the village of Gornji Stimac in northern Kosovo was seriously wounded this morning by automatic rifle fire from a neighbouring village with a predominantly Albanian population.
Locals say that Blagoje Orlovic was wounded in the early hours of the morning and transferred to a hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica for surgery.
Its not the first time, they say, for Orlovic who was wounded in a similar attack two years ago. In the meantime, they add, Albanians have stolen a tractor and dozens of heads of cattle from their village.
They claim the raids have been stepped up since Danish KFOR troops withdrew their checkpoint in the village.
The terror and (now) gradual ethnic cleansing of Serbs in "peacetime" never ends in the Balkans.
The funds are already being sent as a reward to those who've ethnically cleansed and exterminated Serbs from Croatia, the Croat-Muslim Federation of Bosnia and Kosovo. The census results will show that the Serb population suffered the most.
In other news, the sun rose in the east, and celebrity trials are still featured on Fox. ;)
A continuation of the same story from the Serbian Government:
Kosovo Serbs can survive only in areas with Serb majority population
Belgrade, Kosovska Mitrovica, May 27, 2004 - Serbian Prime Minister's Advisor for Kosovo-Metohija Aleksandar Simic told the Serbian government's official web site that last night's heinous attack on Blagoje Orlovic in northern Kosovo is yet another proof that Kosovo Serbs can survive and be safe only in areas with Serb majority population, that is in homogenous areas.
Simic said that solutions given in the Serbian government's Plan for Kosovo-Metohija, unanimously adopted in the Serbian parliament, are the only guarantor that Serbs will survive in Kosovo-Metohija, and that the province will become multiethnic and multicultural, as stipulated by the Resolution 1244 of the United Nations Security Council.
Blagoje Orlovic from the village of Gornji Strmac in northern Kosovo was shot last night and his condition is unstable.
Immediately after the attack, Orlovic was taken to a hospital in northern Kosovska Mitrovica and operated. Orlovic was attacked by an unidentified group, at 2 am.
Milena Cvetkovic, doctor at the Kosovska Mitrovica hospital, told the Beta news agency that Orlovic told doctors he was on guard duty when he was attacked. People of Gornji Strmac, a village of some twenty Serbian houses mostly inhabited by old people, organised the guard to prevent ethnic Albanians from steeling their cattle.
Kosovo Serbs will hold a protest meeting at Zubin Potok tomorrow to urge KFOR to establish a permanent military checkpoint between ethnic Albanian villages in the municipality of Srbica, and Serbian villages in Zubin Potok.