Skip to comments.Former Albanian rebel commanders killed in Kosovo, Macedonia
Posted on 07/13/2005 3:31:15 PM PDT by joan
Pristina/Skopje - Two former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders have been murdered in Kosovo and western Macedonia in the past 24 hours, police in Pristina and Skopje confirmed Wednesday.
Muhamed Xhemaili, also known by his nom-de-guerre "Rebeli" (The Rebel), was killed in eastern Kosovos town of Gnjilane from a moving vehicle. No other details were immediately available.
Xhemaili, a hard-line commander of Liberation Army of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja (UCPMB) units during the 1999-2001 insurgency in southern Serbia, was famous among his compatriots for his uncompromising stance against any kind of dialogue with Serbs.
In western Macedonian town of Struga, another former UCPMB leader Nuri Mazari, or "Commander Struga" was shot dead during a bar fight.
Mazari, who joined Macedonian government junior coalition partner Democratic Integrative Union (BDI) in 2002, was previously involved in Albanian uprisings in Kosovo, southern Serbia and Macedonia.
Dozens of former UCK commanders have been killed in past several years because of personal disputes, blood feuds, political differences and a brutal struggle for dominance between local crime gangs.
© dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur
They seem to be working out their problems without our help. Good for them.
With no more Jews and few Serbs or Roma on which to prey, it's no wonder they've started killing each other.
What a crying shame
There is no such thing as a state of peace in Islam. Can't get your virgins without a jihad or two. This is what we have to look forward to if they ever take over the world (they'll be prying my icons from my cold dead hands after first receiving the business end of my rifle in full blazing glory): perpetual wars and conflicts.
Typical Albanian power play, there is no honor among thieves.