1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Kim,

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

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  15. (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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  16. 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.
    (Kim, 1 January 2019 19:26)

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  17. 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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  18. 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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