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  • Soldiers injured in Kosovo unrest

    03/18/2004 6:08:13 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 18 Mar, 10:31 (GMT+1) | Nina Berglund/AP
    Norwegian soldiers serving with NATO peacekeeping forces in Kosovo were among those injured in one of the bloodiest days of unrest since the end of the Kosovo war in 1999. Twenty Norwegians were hurt in rioting and violence that left at least 10 dead and hundreds injured. Fighting broke out in every major city in the province between Serbs and Albanians. Ethnic Albanians blamed Serbs for the drownings of two children, and set Serb homes, churches and cars on fire. Norwegian soldiers took part in the fighting Wednesday night. Officer Nils Hanheide told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that one local man...
  • POGROM AGAINST KOSOVO SERBS CONTINUES

    03/17/2004 12:25:43 PM PST · by joan · 66 replies · 258+ views
    ERP KIM Info Service ^ | March 17, 2004
    Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren torched - Fate of eight Serbs, including two children, unknown - Fr. Dragan Kojic in Vitina wounded and requesting urgent assistance ERP KIM Info Service Gracanica, March 17, 2004 18:05 Albanian extremists have just set fire to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Prizren which temporarily housed eight Serb laypeople, including two children and one pregnant woman. The fate of these Serbs is unknown. The Seminary was not protected by German KFOR. The unbridled rioting of the Albanians throughout Prizren continues, according to the monks of Holy Archangels Monastery and priest-monk Miron Kosac...
  • Punitive measures of German KFOR against Serbian monks

    02/03/2004 1:47:41 PM PST · by joan · 90 replies · 229+ views
    Tanjug ^ | February 3, 2004
    PRIZREN, Feb 3 (Tanjug) - Monks of the monastery of Saint Archangels in Prizren can no longer count on the escort of German KFOR, who have also banned them from using the military power generator, while the duty priest at Vladicanski dvor in Prizren is being denied food, the Raska-Prizren Eparchy stated on Tuesday.
  • Kosovo's terrorists continue to wage war

    01/10/2004 8:17:45 PM PST · by DTA · 81 replies · 1,065+ views
    Kosovo's terrorists continue to wage war In the midst of conflicts in Southwest Asia and the Mid dle East, I cannot help but wonder: Whatever happened to the Balkans? We Americans spent more than a decade listening to and watching CNN and BBC clips of the war-torn region and the countless war crimes that had taken place at the hands of various ethnic groups. What about Kosovo? A 78-day bombing campaign was undertaken to "liberate Kosovo's ethnic Albanian population" from the hands of "terror-invoking Serbs." Why was there no media follow- up of the accomplishments of peace-loving and newly liberated...
  • Danish Kfor brutally searches Kosovo Serb village of Matica

    01/06/2004 5:58:45 AM PST · by joan · 60 replies · 312+ views
    Tanjug ^ | January 6, 2004
    14:09 ZVECAN, Jan 6 (Tanjug) - The way in which members of the Danish Kfor have searched the Kosovo Serb village of Matica near Zvecan, demolishing houses and leaving chaos wherever they went, has embittered the villagers, the regional Most TV in Zvecan said on Tuesday. Strongly denouncing this, as they said, barbarian act, the local inhabitants said that God knows for how many times now, a brutal search of Kosovo Serb houses villages and houses was being carried out in the eve of major Orthodox holidays.
  • KOSOVO: Hand Grenade Attack on Orthodox Church

    12/20/2003 12:23:43 AM PST · by Destro · 8 replies · 1,549+ views
    forum18.org ^ | 19 December 2003 | Branko Bjelajac
    This article was published by F18News on: 19 December 2003 KOSOVO: Hand Grenade Attack on Orthodox Church By Branko Bjelajac, Balkans Correspondent, Forum 18 News Service Forum 18 News Service has learnt that an Orthodox church in Urosevac has been attacked with a hand grenade, even though it was guarded by Greek troops of the NATO-led KFOR. Since 1999 there have been many such attacks on Orthodox sites, without any arrests being made of perpetrators. Expressing gratitude to the Greek KFOR troops for their protection, the local Orthodox diocese told Forum 18 that "if the Church of St Uros had...
  • Kosovo Albanians attack French troops

    10/27/2003 10:47:17 AM PST · by joan · 8 replies · 153+ views
    Tanjug ^ | October 26, 2003
    19:49 PRISTINA , Oct 26 (Tanjug) - A group of Kosovo Albanians attacked on Saturday a group of French troops within KFOR at Prekaz in central Kosovo, and forced them to leave the region, UN police stated on Sunday. One French soldier was hurt, but noone was arrested, UNMIK police said in the statement, carried by the German DPA news agency.
  • Prizren Region: Two soldiers were found dead due to traffic accident (Kosovo)

    10/04/2003 9:19:07 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 174+ views
    UNMIK Police ^ | October 4, 2003
    UNMIK Police DAILY PRESS UPDATE FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT Mushtishte Area, Suva Rekha - 03/10 - 2030 hrs. Starting 1900 hrs a KFOR patrol team of two soldiers has been missed. Seven Police patrols, Military Police and Task Force were sent to the area and the patrol car with two bodies were found. The traffic accident took place because the driver of a patrol vehicle lost control over his car.
  • One policeman shot dead in Kosovo - U.N. official

    09/07/2003 2:56:42 PM PDT · by joan · 6 replies · 143+ views
    AlertNet ^ | Sept. 7, 2003
    PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Unknown assailants shot dead an ethnic Albanian policeman in western Kosovo, a spokesman for the United Nations administration in charge of the province told Reuters on Sunday. "Between Saturday and Sunday, a 27-year-old Kosovo Police Service officer was shot dead after he finished his duty in Djakovica," said Andrea Agneli. "He died instantly." He said the policeman Hajdar Ahmeti was shot as he was getting out of his car in front of his family house in the village of Ponosevac, 10 km (six miles) from Djakovica and some 110 km southwest of...
  • US soldier killed, two injured in traffic accident in Bosnia

    07/29/2003 12:39:44 PM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 179+ views
    AFP ^ | July 29, 2003
    SARAJEVO, July 29 (AFP) - A US soldier was killed and two others were injured Tuesday when their vehicle collided with a civilian truck in northern Bosnia, NATO-led peacekeepers said. The accident occurred at about 10 am (0800 GMT) near a US base not far from the town of Brcko and is being investigated, said a statement from the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR). The three soldiers were part of a 1,500-strong US contingent serving with SFOR, which has 12,000 troops deployed in Bosnia to maintain security following the country's 1992-95 war.
  • French soldier found dead in northern Kosovo

    08/06/2003 8:00:27 PM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 112+ views
    AFP ^ | August 6, 2003
    PRISTINA -- Wednesday -- A French KFOR soldier was found dead in northern Kosovo yesterday afternoon, a NATO official told AFP. The soldier, whose name and age have yet to be released, committed suicide whilst on an operation with his unit near the town of Leposavic, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Kosovo's capital Pristina. A spokesman for KFOR's French contingent in northern Kosovo told AFP: "He was alone when he shot himself with his personal weapon. He left a letter behind". The spokesman said the soldier was on a regular operation searching for illegal weapons in the volatile...
  • Wesley Clark: The Guy Who Almost Started World War III

    08/26/2003 4:07:03 PM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 1,322+ views
    www.Antiwar.com ^ | August 23, 2003 | Stella Jatras
    General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Friend of Bill's (FOB) is considering a run for President of these United States. In an AP report of 29 June, former-President William Jefferson Clinton stated that Wesley Clark would make a fine president, if he ran. After all, what are friends for? There is also a grassroots campaign effort to "draft Wesley Clark" for president which states, "We believe America needs a new president. One who can be a voice for common sense and moderation in these dangerous, uncertain times. One with the unquestionable leadership and foreign policy credentials...
  • Peacekeepers return from Kosovo (Czech-Slovak peacekeepers)

    05/01/2003 9:37:34 AM PDT · by joan · 1 replies · 66+ views
    The Prague Post ^ | May 1, 2003 | Eva Munk
    PODUJEVO, KOSOVO For 180 days, the 300 soldiers of the 43rd Airborne Battalion from Chrudim, east Bohemia and the First Motorized Company from Martin, central Slovakia, cloistered in stark barracks on a hilltop. They were stationed in a dusty burg called Podujevo, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the nearest town. Except for patrolling the 120 kilometers of ABL (administrative boundary line -- the Serbs do not accept the use of the term border) and the 885-square-kilometer (354-square-mile) area northwest of Pristina, the troops were not allowed to leave the base. Worse, they had no beer. Since arriving in Kosovo last...
  • True Believer

    10/01/2002 9:49:45 PM PDT · by logician2u · 33 replies · 1,343+ views
    Chicago Magazine ^ | October 2002 | Steve Rhodes
    True BelieverBy Steve Rhodes I will spend most of this interview wondering if David Schippers is out of his mind. You remember David Schippers. He is the diehard Chicago Democrat hired by the Republicans to prosecute Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He was the genial, grandfatherly man with the salt-and-pepper beard sitting at the witness table before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, the lawyer barely concealing his contempt for the President, famously peering over his eyeglasses in a dramatic pause and then declaring, “Life was so much simpler before they found that dress, wasn’t it?” Life was so much simpler before I...
  • Kosovo losing ?beauty test?

    09/24/2002 8:06:01 AM PDT · by FireWall · 8 replies · 212+ views
    Kosovo losing "beauty test" CHRISTIAN JENNINGS IN PRISTINA MICHAEL Steiner, the no-nonsense German bureaucrat who is the UN?s de facto proconsul in Kosovo, is fond of describing the jostling for international attention as being akin to a beauty contest. Kosovo, he says, is fast discovering she is not the only beautiful woman on the catwalk: Afghanistan and Iraq are parading too and at the moment they seem more appealing. As a consequence, international donors are slashing budgets for the tiny Yugoslav province, and key nations such as Britain are pulling out their troops as quickly as possible. Britain has started...
  • CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES DENIED ACCESS TO MASS GRAVESITE

    09/17/2002 6:10:47 PM PDT · by DTA · 2 replies · 150+ views
    SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA INFORMATION SERVICE Urgent communiqué For immediate release WHY ARE CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES DENIED ACCESS TO ORAHOVAC ORTHODOX CEMETERYCemetery investigation begins without informing the Church and Serb community - Foreigners and Albanians allowed to participate, Serbs denied access Orahovac - Gracanica, September 16, 20002 The Diocese of Raska and Prizren received a direct report from Father Srdjan Milenkovic and a KIM Radio reporter who visited the Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Orahovac today that international representatives from UNMIK have already begun a search in the cemetery where 80 unmarked burial mounds were recently...
  • KFOR Busts Serb Nuns for Growing Pot at Monestary

    08/08/2002 1:13:25 PM PDT · by LA-Lawyer · 8 replies · 122+ views
    Beograd.com ^ | 8/8/02
    17:57 - Mother Efrosimija , the prioress of Gracanica monastery was taken into custody by members of Kosovo Police Force (KPF) under suspicion that the sisterhood of this Kosovo monastery was growing marijuana. Serbian members of KPF from Gracanica police precinct entered the monastery last night without the warrant and without permission of Raska-Prizren Episcope, Artemije and took Mother Efrosimija to the station for questioning. She was held there for one hour, between 9 and 10 pm, BETA news agency reports. Police had suspicions that industrial hemp, growing abundantly in the monastery courtyard, was actually marijuana. It is believed that...
  • ALBANIAN ARRESTED BY KFOR, ACCUSED OF ATTACKING SERBIAN HOUSES AND KFOR TROOPS

    08/02/2002 1:37:25 PM PDT · by crazykatz · 12 replies · 143+ views
    Serbian National Council of Kosovo | July 31,2002 | Staff writer
    KOSOVO AND METOHIJA LATEST NEWS FROM KLOKOT An attack planned and executed by a sophisticated terrorist network Gracanica, July 31, 2002 23:20 Representatives of the Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija visited today Klokot village near Vitina, in which 5 Serb houses were destroyed in a terrorist attack on Wednesday morning. The part of the village in which the destroyed houses were located has been evacuated today and the Serb residents moved to a more safer part of the village. SNC representatives were told by KFOR authorities that 4 Serb houses were completely destroyed and one more has been...
  • Russian peacekeeper dies in Kosovo accident

    07/22/2002 8:11:28 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 146+ views
    AFP ^ | July 22, 2002
    MOSCOW, July 22 (AFP) - A Russian peacekeeper serving with the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR) died when his armored personnel carrier rolled over in an accident, news agencies reported Monday. The captain, identified as Alexander Kolodyazhny, was killed when his armored personnel carrier rolled over late Sunday near the village of Kolotovich. The other person in the vehicle escaped with minor injuries. Russia reduced its force in Kosovo to 600 troops on July 1.
  • ANOTHER SERBIAN ORTHODOX CEMETERY IN KOSOVO FOUND DESECRATED BY ALBANIAN EXTREMISTS.

    06/25/2002 4:25:19 PM PDT · by crazykatz · 90 replies · 524+ views
    SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN ^ | Pristina, June 24, 2002. | Staff Priest Writer
    SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN COMMUNIQUE For immediate release SERBIAN ORTHODOX CEMETERY NEAR PRISTINA FOUND DESECRATEDPristina, June 24, 2002. Fr. Zoran Filipovic, the Serbian Orthodox parish priest from Babin Most and Milosevo, confirmed today to the Diocesan Information Service that the Serbian cemetery at Milosevo, 10 km north from Pristina, was found desecrated. On Saturday, June 22, Fr. Zoran and a group of his parishioners, escorted by KFOR, visited the cemetery at Milosevo village to perform the annual commemoration service. Upon arrival to the site they were shocked to see at least 70 tombstones desecrated. "There is almost...
  • KFOR unveils memorial to those who died serving as Kosovo peacekeepers

    06/14/2002 10:20:16 AM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 215+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 14, 2002 | Gregory Piatt
    KFOR unveils memorial to those who died serving as Kosovo peacekeepers By Gregory Piatt, Kosovo bureauEuropean edition, Friday, June 14, 2002 Kosovo Force soldiers inaugurated a memorial in the capital, Pristina, this week for colleagues who died while serving in the peacekeeping mission since it began three years ago. KFOR’s commander, French Lt. Gen. Marcel Valentin, soldiers from the contingents serving in the force and others attended the ceremony Tuesday at the NATO-led mission’s headquarters in the capital. The memorial honors the 86 military personnel who have lost their lives since KFOR entered the province June 12, 1999. Most of...
  • Serb nuns, monks stoned in Kosovo (but I thought Kosovo was safe?)

    05/08/2002 10:54:45 AM PDT · by FireWall · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Serb nuns, monks stoned in Kosovo Pec, 7 May: At midnight [2200 gmt], a group of Albanians stoned a vehicle with nuns and monks from Pec Patriarchate and Decani Monastery [belonging to the Serbian Orthodox Church], the Raska-Prizren Eparchy said. The attack took place when they were entering Kosovo-Metohija from the direction of Rozaje and while the monks and nuns were waiting for the Italian contingent of Kfor [NATO-led peace keeping force in Kosovo] to escort them to the monastery. "The Pec Patriarchate nuns and monks from the Decani Monastery were returning from religious celebration in Djurdjevi Stupovi near Novi...