Kosovo: Search for remains to resume in May
The coordinator of an association of families of kidnapped and missing Serbs in Kosovo says that search of the Žilivode site is expected to continue in May.Source: Tanjug
Milorad Trifunović explained that the site, located near Obilić, is believed to contain remains of missing persons.
Trifunović also told Tanjug news agency on Tuesday that the search of the location was launched and abandoned three times during the past four years.
The Association of Families of Kidnapped and Missing Persons has information indicating that between 26 and 28 bodies are buried at Žilivode.
"It is presumed these are miners from the Belaćevac mine, and there are also soldiers, police officers, civilians. We suspect there are also bodies of women and children," said Trifunović.
The official explanation for stopping the search was inaccessibility due to landslides caused by rainfall.
The families believe excavations should be carried out in several other locations in Kosovo, said Trifunović, noting that the priority is the Košare site where a mine clearing operation is under way.
According to the Association, 1,790 people are still listed as missing in the province, 538 of whom Serbs and other non-Albanians.