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Kosova Daily Report #1393, 98-04-06
From: Kosova Information Center <http://www.kosova.com/>
Kosova Information Center
KOSOVA DAILY REPORT #1393
Prishtina, 6 April 1998
 Bodies of Six Murdered Men Found Just Outside RahovecPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - The bodies of six murdered men were spotted earlier today (Monday) by commuters at a location called "Te rrasa", in the suburbs of the town of Rahovec ('Orahovac'), around a mile away from the shooting polygon of the Serbian military.
Who the people were, and the circumstances of their death remain unknown.
Sylejman Bala, a member of the local Finance Council in Rahovec, told Kosova Information Center (KIC) by phone he had seen the corpses of six men (five of whom probably in their fifties, the sixth younger), who were on both sides of the road - four on one side, two on the other.
Mr. Bala said the condition of the corpses would indicate that the men were murdered two or three days ago, probably somewhere else.
Only one of them had signs of blood.
The local Albanian activist said the bodies had not yet been identified, adding that the murdered people were probably not local people from the municipality of Rahovec.
Albanians, local residents or passers-bye, gathered in the scene where the bodies lied in the morning today.
Representatives of the local chapter of the Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) went there, too.
After 9:30, Serb police authorities sealed off the area, the latest report from Rahovec said.
 President Rugova Appoints Negotiating TeamPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - The President of the Republic of Kosova Dr. Ibrahim Rugova appointed today (Monday) a four-member team for negotiations with Belgrade.
Members of the team are Dr. Fehmi Agani, Mahmut Bakalli, Veton Surroi and Dr. Pajazit Nushi.
The President met earlier today with his Advisory Council (G-15), which was commissioned by him to prepare the platform for negotiations with Belgrade, under the party mediation.
The platform should be approved by the institutions of the Republic of Kosova, President Rugova's office said.
 Identity of the Six Murdered Men, Found Earlier Today Near Rahovec, Still UnknownPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - The identity of six murdered men, whose bodies were encountered in the morning today (Monday) near Rahovec ('Orahovac'), is still unknown, Democratic League of Kosova (LDK) and Council for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHRF) chapters in the smalll town said early in the afternoon.
Five of the men were said to be in their fifties, whereas the sixth younger. Only one of them had signs of blood, a local Albanian activists who saw the bodies around 8 o'clock in the morning said.
Arguably, the people had been murdered somewhere else earlier, and the bodies dumped on both sides of the road, near a Serb military shooting poligon in the suburbs of Rahovec.
LDK sources from Rahovec said Serb police authorities showed up in the scene at 9:30. A lorry to collect the bodies arrived there at around 13:00 hrs.
CDHRF activists in Rahovec asked permission to go to the scene, but were denied it by Serb police authorities.
Mr. Sabahedin Cena, member of the Parliament of Kosova, who had been to the scene before the actual arrival of the Serb police, was detained and taken for questioning by police. He was released.
 Fresh Serbian Forces Deployed to KosovaPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - This morning at 10 a.m. CET fresh Serbian forces reached Kosova on 10 buses and 14 vans. Half an hour later additional 4 buses and 10 lorries filled with armed Serb forces in police uniforms, sources in Podujeva said.
These Serb forces arrived from Serbia, drove through Podujeva and headed in the direction of Kosova's capital Prishtina.
Serb Military Helicopter Flying Low Over Villages of Malisheva PRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - A Serb military helicopter has been flying for a couple of hours over the villages of Malisheva, a municipality i central Kosova neighboring on Rahovec.
Bodies of six yet unidentified murdered men were found this morning on both sides of a road, just outside Rahovec.
The LDK Information Commission in Malisheva said at noon today that the Serb army helicopter was flying quite low over the villages of the municipality and the small town of Malisheva itself.
 Heavy Weapon Shootings Reported in Two Drenica Villages MondayPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - Heavy weapons shootings have been reported heard today morning coming from the villages of A^areva and Kopili^ in Drenica, a region in central Kosova which has been under Serb forces' siege for almost five weeks now.
A source in Llausha village said the shootings coming from A^areva and Kopili^ could be clearly heard in this village which is about ten kilometers away. Sporadic blasts and shootings from cannons were heard too, the source said.
Meanwhile, another source in the area reported of stepped up movements of Serb police forces since morning today. A convoy of about 10 lorries and buses with Serb forces on board was seen leaving Mitrovica and moving towards Skenderaj (in Serbian 'Srbica'), the source said.
 Serbian Forces Leave Klina Heading for Skenderaj Monday MorningPRISHTINA, April 6 (KIC) - Heavily armed Serbian forces left Klina (central Kosova) on four buses, four lorries and six vans, heading in the direction of Skenderaj Monday noon.
The LDK Information Commission in Klina said the Serb forces emplacements in Jashanica and surrounding villages have been on red alert since Monday morning.
 Serb Army Movements Reported Near PrishtinaPRISHTINA, April (KIC) - A Serb army convoy was seen moving today (Monday) morning through Shkabaj, a village about 5 km north of Kosova's capital, Prishtina.
LDK sources in Shkabaj said the Serb army convoy was heading for Gazimestan, a grove and Serb monument site near Prishtina. There were at least 20 tanks and 15 vehicles with armed Serb soldiers on board, the source said.
Residents of Shkabaj were prevented from going out in the streets of the village while the Serb army convoy was passing through.
Meanwhile, a Serb army convoy with four APCs and a truck with armed soldiers on board was seen heading towards Sllatina village this morning.