1. Its a shame that the pain and suffering is used as such. Thus serbian mother the same as thousand of albanian mothers or croat or bosnian is right to say so. There were atrocities on both sides and thats war.
    The responsabile...nationalist politicians...and their blind politics.
    Go on then sing the same song
    Long live the serbian nationalism and its barbaric conseguence.
    (Rudin, 12 February 2019 12:51)

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  2. In July 2014, EU Special Investigative Task Force chief prosecutor Clint Williamson, announced that his team had procured enough evidence to support indictments against senior KLA members. The charges Williamson listed included unlawful killing, abduction, illegal detention, sexual violence, forced displacement of individuals from their homes and communities, and the desecration and destruction of religious sites. He went on to say that these acts of persecution effectively resulted in the ethnic cleansing of large portions of the Serb, Roma and non-Albanian population from Kosovo. “The evidence is compelling that these crimes were not the acts of rogue individuals acting on their own accord, but rather that they were conducted in an organized fashion and were sanctioned by certain individuals in the top levels of the KLA leadership.” Hashim Thaci and Ramush Haradinaj, tried to revoke a law in parliament that allowed the formation of the Specialist court in the Hague, to try KLA war crimes.
    (bob, 5 February 2019 09:55)

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  3. serbian crimes against humanity in kosova are not exclusive to the yugoslav-kosova conflict. serbia had been engaged in numerous and gruesome atrocities against unarmed civilians for the better part of the last 100 years or so. you could search the following and see the pattern of what serbia has done in Kosova.
    search; yugoslav colonisation of Kosovo
    search, massacre of Albanians
    search expulsion of Albanians
    search; serbia crimes in yugoslav wars
    (Dardania'Alb, 4 February 2019 21:57)

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  4. bob, 90% of serb claims of kla crimes against serbs are based from rumors and 'possibilities' without first hand eye witness accounts. in other words, they are made up stories pushed by the serbian government onto civilians that never end up going to court to point out their attackers, etc. and sure, that isn't to say that the kla did not commit crimes, but nothing on the scale of what serbia did, and not what serbian accounts claim. meanwhile, there are dozens and dozens of serb officers and soldiers that have come forth in open testimony admitting to the crimes ordered by the serbian state authority.
    (Dardania'Alb, 4 February 2019 21:53)

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  5. Below are excerpts of a report written by Human Rights Watch on abuses conducted by the KLA in 1999. "In Lipljan, a Serb male was decapitated in the middle of the town's busy market on July 9,  according to KFOR military police in the town. As of July 16, no witnesses had come forward. There are numerous reports of killings where it has been difficult to identify the perpetrators because so many Serbs have fled or are afraid." "When Maria Filipovic returned from shopping, German KFOR troops had already discovered that her husband had been attacked as well, and was dying from his stab wounds. As Maria stood in front of her home crying, her Albanian Catholic neighbors told her that KLA members had committed the killings. Both victims had their throats cut. German soldiers told Human Rights Watch that Marica Stamenkovic had been nearly decapitated." "They (KLA) took the old man's pants off and threatened him with a gun. They told him that they'd rip his eyes out of their sockets. Then they took the blunt end of a knife and gave him these two black eyes. They asked him: "Whose country is this?" When my brother-in-law answered that it's for everyone, they weren't satisfied. They said it belongs to the KLA, and they forced him to say this." "He and his friends in KLA uniforms began to beat me again. Then he took his gun which was empty and said, "Kill me." I said, "I don't know how to use it." He hit me in the head. Someone [else] began beating me with a baseball bat. The KLA commander and two others and two women took me to another room. He had a pair of scissors and told me, "We're going to cut your fingers and ears off." "Killings of Serb civilians took place near the village of Gracko, in central Kosovo. Fourteen farmers were shot dead as they harvested hay in the single biggest massacre since KFOR entered the province. The farmers were reportedly shot at close range."
    (bob, 3 February 2019 18:57)

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  6. Bob, islam and orthodox is the same thing. both sister religions of the abrahamic death cult ideologies from the middle east. now, there is not a single shred of evidence by any human rights organizations, personal testimony, or other independent observers to suggest that the kla had ever targeted other Albanians, or even Serbs that ''refused to accept and legitimise a medieval death cult''. on the other hand, only some members of UCK stand accused of targeting those they thought were collaborating with the serbia regime. that's a big difference compared to the serbian army, paramilitaries and police units that were given express orders to wipe out entire villages and towns including unarmed men, women, children, and the elderly. see; Regioskop Nedodirljivi. as far as religious motivations are concerned, that was you're serbian priests broadcasted on national and serb television shown in the middle of the streets kissing the foreheads of known criminals that had just returned from Bosna with blood still on their hands and uniforms. that was the serbia regime and serb forces targeting other people over corrupt religious hatred. on the other hand, the founders of Albanian UCK made it publicly clear that no such religious ideology would be permitted within their ranks.
    (Dardania'Alb, 2 February 2019 21:18)

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  7. The KLA routinely tortured, murdered and ethnically cleansed their own people - Albanians - who refused to accept and legitimise a medieval death cult whose members were descendents of the Albanian Nazis. Albanian extremism doesn't differentiate between ethnic groups or even their own people when it comes to ruthlessly achieving their aims. And if the Serbs were solely responsible for the persecution of the Kosovo Albanians, why then did the KLA force all ethnic groups out of the province? And let me assure you, they all fled, en masse to escape barbarism endorsed by NATO and the international community.
    (bob, 2 February 2019 07:53)

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  8. Really "Bob", that's what you can come up with as an example of Albanians ethnically cleansing Serbs long before Milosevic? Albanians studying Albanian literature, language and history in 1985?

    And in 1998, when Milosevic's campaign of ethnic cleansing was in full force, do you mind telling us what the Human Rights Watch said about the massacres of the Serb army and police against Albanian civilians?
    (Fact Check, 28 January 2019 04:01)

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  9. Below is an excerpt from an article written by the New York Times published in 1985. "One professor said most of the students - Kosovo Albanians - were children of peasants, who were often illiterate. Most study Albanian literature, language and history he said. The local economy cannot absorb them, he added, and the large numbers of educated, nationalistic and unemployed youth would be a combustible mixture even if there were no nation across the border that could play on these frustrations"Below are excerpts from a report published by Human Rights Watch in 1998, a year before NATO's military intervention. "Twenty-two Serb civilians were reportedly executed by KLA members in the village of Klecka. See: Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, October 1998" "September 9, 1998The bodies of thirty-four people, including both ethnic Serbs and Albanians, were found in an artificial lake near the village of Glodjane. The evidence strongly suggests that they were killed by the KLA. See: Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, October 1998"
    (bob, 24 January 2019 22:30)

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  10. How could Albanians have ethnically cleansed Serbs long before Milosevic, in communist Yugoslavia, where Serbs had all the power in their hands: army, police, secret police etc.?
    Most Serbs left Kosova because the Yugoslav regime had left it impoverished, with no investments, even though the Trepca mine was filling the coffers of Yugoslavia.

    Lies and propaganda as usual.
    (Fact Check, 24 January 2019 16:23)

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  11. In the early 1980s, after the death of Tito, nationalist forces undertook to create an ethnically clean Albanian republic, taking over Serb lands, attacking churches, and engaging in protracted violence to attain the goal of anśethnically pureť Albanian region, with almost weekly incidents of rape, arson, pillage and industrial sabotage, most seemingly designed to drive Kosovo remaining indigenous Slavs out of the province.
    (bob, 14 January 2019 09:46)

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  12. Guest

    Albanians were ethnically cleansing Serbs from Kosovo long before Milosevic. The term ‘ethnic cleansing’ was apparently invented by the Albanian communist party in Kosovo to describe the process of driving Serbs out of Kosovo.
    (Bloke, 11 January 2019 16:18)

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  13. No different to the Albanian mothers who lost their sons and saw no justice. I sympathise with innocent people who suffered on both sides. However let’s not pretend Albanians weren’t being ethnically cleansed from Yugoslavia for almost a century. If we add up all those deported and killed from the early days that Yugoslavia was established till the day it disappeared, no one lost more people than Albanians and that’s a fact attested by both the international community and scholars in the Balkans. Yugoslavia and Greece were systematically deporting Albanians by force from the Balkans to Turkey, there’s a reason why there’s well over 5 million Albanian descendants residing in Turkey and why most can’t trace their ancestory in Turkey prior to the first Balkan war. However I’m a human being and I hope this family gets the justice they deserve and I pray those responsible are punished accordingly regardless of ethnicity or nationality.
    (Guest, 7 January 2019 04:06)

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  14. From Albanopolis: "... for every Serb killed in Kosova, civilian or otherwise, there are 10 Albanians that were killed by Serbs in their campaign of ethnic cleansing..."

    Says who Albanopolis, you? Azir, Avni, Rocky, et al? All the regulars who make bold statements with not credible sources. You're an anonymous keyboard warrior who can't support what he says. You're certainly entitled to your opinions, but they are worth absolutely NOTHING!

    I've heard emotional Albanians on this site claim that 12,000 Albanians were killed by Serb forces in Kosovo. Others have said 15,000 while others put the number at 25,000. The International Red Cross puts the number of ALL people killed in Kosovo including Serbs, at around 10,000.

    So please spare me your emotional diatribe and come back with some verifiable evidence, because as I said earlier, your opinion is worth absolutely NOTHING! I would have thought your Balli Kombater relatives would have taught you better. The Nazis kept meticulous records and statistics.
    (njegos, 5 January 2019 22:36)

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  15. njegos: "What do all of your Wikipedia links have to do with the article?"

    They have to do, njegos, with the fact that for every Serb killed in Kosova, civilian or otherwise, there are 10 Albanians that were killed by Serbs in their campaign of ethnic cleansing. You can play the ignorant all you want, but the massacres that the Serb government committed deliberately against civilians, unarmed, and unengaged in war, are well documented.
    You want credible sources that Ukshin Hoti, Fehmi Agani, Bardhyl Caushi et al, who vanished while under the custody of Yugoslav authorities, were not killed by them? You must be joking.

    When has even one single mass massacre committed by Serbs, ever been reported by this or other Serb media? Never. They dig up this story - with no current relevance - from 19 years ago, but ignore much more horrendous crimes committed by the Serb state just a year before that.

    I realize that the Serb media has been thoroughly weaponized for propaganda war, but the truth must be told. That's what those messages have to do with the article.
    (Albanopolis, 5 January 2019 07:29)

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  16. Albanopolis - What do all of your Wikipedia links have to do with the article? Are you saying that it is OK to kill a Serb journalist because Albanian civilians were killed? Is this the Albanian mentality? Instead of condemning ALL killing of civilians, by Serbs and Albanians, you imply that this type of behavior is OK.

    And once again, you fail to provide any credible sources to support your claims of Albanian civilians being killed by Serbs, Now, I am not saying that Serbs didn't kill Albanian civilians, they most certainly did. But to use Wikipedia as your source is comical. A 3rd grade student can edit a Wikipedia page. Wikipedia is an anonymous tool of the internet. Anyone can post anything on it, much like this forum without associating their name to it.

    Once again Albanopolis, you've fallen flat on your face trying to prove your point. But then again, what do you expect from a descendant of the Balli Komater. Keep trying though.
    (njegos, 4 January 2019 15:49)

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  17. Flora Brovina (born 30 September 1949) is a Kosovar Albanian poet, pediatrician and women’s rights activist. After finishing her university studies in Zagreb, where she specialized in pediatrics, she returned to Kosovo and worked for a time as a journalist for the Albanian-language daily newspaper Rilindja. Soon thereafter, she returned to the health care profession and worked for many years in the Pediatrics Ward of the Pristina

    As the political situation in Kosovo deteriorated in the 1990s, and fighting broke out, Brovina ran a health clinic in Pristina. She also used the centre to shelter a number of orphaned children, many of whom had lost their parents during the fighting and expulsions. She and her fellow workers took care of as many as 25 children at a time.

    On 20 April 1999 during the Kosovo War, Brovina was abducted by eight masked Serbia paramilitaries from the home she was staying in and was driven off by car to an initially unknown destination. She was transferred to a Serb prison in Požarevac and, in her first month of detention, was subjected to over 200 hours of interrogation in 18 separate sessions lasting typically from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. On 9 December 1999, in a show trial, she was accused of 'terrorist activities' under Article 136 of the Yugoslav Penal Code. She spent a year and a half in Serb prisons before being released as a result of international pressure.
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  18. Esat Bicurri was a Kosovar singer of popular music of Albanian origin. He was executed by Yugoslav forces during the Kosovo War in 1999 where his corpse was found and reburied only in 2004.

    The Ministry of Culture of Kosova charted the creation of a National Prize named after Esat Bicurri for excellence in music and popular urban music.

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    (Albanopolis, 3 January 2019 19:25)

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  19. Agim Hajrizi (born Mitrovica, Kosovo, (former Yugoslavia), was an Albanian activist for human rights and the president of the Union of Independent Trade Unions of Kosova (BSPK). Agim Hajrizi was murdered by Serb paramilitary soldiers in his home in Mitrovica on 24 March 1999, during the Kosovo War, with his mother Nazmie and 12-year-old son Ilir. It is thought he was targeted for his political activities, similar to other prominent Kosovo Albanians killed by Serbian forces at the same time.

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    (Albanopolis, 3 January 2019 19:22)

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  20. Bardhyl Çaushi (1936–1999) was a Kosovo Albanian human rights lawyer and activist. Highly active in cases of human rights abuses in Kosovo, Çaushi was the dean of the school of law of the University of Pristina and the first head of the Independent Jurists of Kosovo. During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, he was abducted by Yugoslav forces and held in prisons in Serbia. Çaushi's state was unknown until 2005 when his remains were found and identified. His body was returned to Kosovo, where he was reburied with presidential honors.

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    (Albanopolis, 3 January 2019 19:17)

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  21. Fehmi Agani (23 January 1932 – 6 May 1999) was a sociologist and politician in Kosovo who was considered to be the leading thinker and political strategist of the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) in the 1990s. He represented the LDK in international negotiations prior to the 1998–1999 Kosovo War but was murdered, apparently by Yugoslav security forces, during the war.

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    (Albanopolis, 3 January 2019 19:15)

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  22. Ukshin Hoti (1943–1999) was a Kosovo Albanian philosopher and activist. Hoti was a professor of international law and later philosophy at the University of Pristina and founder of UNIKOMB, a political party of Kosovo. Since 1982 he had been arrested several times by Yugoslav authorities. In 1994 he was convicted to five years in the Dubrava prison. In May 1999, when his sentence ended and he was to be released, guards of the prison relocated him. His whereabouts are unknown and many human rights activists consider him dead.

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    (Albanopolis, 3 January 2019 19:14)

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  23. This is why there can never be peace with the terrorists! These savage, organ trafficking parasites will pay for their horrible and cowardly crimes 100 fold! Next time NATO won't save you monsters and you will think Milosevic was an angel by comparison!
    (Truth hurts, 3 January 2019 03:58)

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  24. Kim,

    Kosovo* has the world’s support? LOL
    (S.R, 1 January 2019 22:24)

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  25. (bert, 31 December 2018 16:00)

    Bert, you will be surprised by the work by the Special Chambers. All those that you admire will be shown to be criminals. Wait a while.
    (Staff, 1 January 2019 21:27)

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  26. This is just another sob story manufactured by people of the ilk of sj and Staff. Why is this story coming out now, after 20 years? The Serbs are desperate since they know Kosova has the World’s support, but the Serbs will try anything to change that. Sorry, but lt is far too late to change anyones’ mind. The World know what horrendous crimes the Serbs committed.
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  27. Bert,

    Of course the Serbs killed him. I mean everyone knows that no one else is responsible for any killings in the Balkans except the Serbs.

    The Serbs killed Albanians, Bosnians, Croatians, other Serbs, smurfs, Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, tinker bell, etc.
    (S.R, 1 January 2019 07:29)

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  28. they were murdered by serb military during the war. the locals know the serbs who committed the crimes by name by serbia refuses to extradite to the kosovo police. War criminal lazarevic is directly involved in the crimes. His unit killed many serbs during the war to blame the albanians. It backfired because some serbs who took part in these killings are speaking out
    (bert, 31 December 2018 16:00)

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