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Kosova Daily Report #1586, 98-10-18

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From: Kosova Information Center <http://www.kosova.com/>

Kosova Information Center
KOSOVA DAILY REPORT #1586
Prishtina, 18 October 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] Serb Open Heavy Machine-Gun Fire against Mitrovica Villages
  • [02] Three Serb Policemen Killed, Several other Wounded in Kosova, Serb Sources Say
  • [03] Body of Killed Albanian taken to Gjakova Town Morgue
  • [04] Unknown Persons Ransack 'Mother Teresa' HQ in Prishtina
  • [05] Fresh Serb Forces Deployed near Sferk& e Gashit Village of Klina
  • [06] Newborn Twins Die for Lack of Medical Care
  • [07] Gunfire Reported in Obiliq Villages Sunday
  • [08] Albanian Severely Beaten up, Robbed by Police in Prishtina
  • [09] Status of Serb Police and Military Presence in Kosova by Friday: Almost the Same As Last Month

  • [01] Serb Open Heavy Machine-Gun Fire against Mitrovica Villages

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - On Saturday evening, around 21:00 hrs, Serb forces opened heavy machine-gun fire against the villages of Mazhiq, Rrashan, Trep^ali, Medenic&, as well as along the Stant&rg- Bare roadway. Serbs attacked from their military base at Kutllovc village of Mitrovica, LDK sources said.

    Serbian forces have camouflaged a huge military arsenal in the wooded areas around the military base in Kutllovc, reports said.

    Meanwhile, LDK sources said Serb forces had opened automatic and machine- gun fire aiming at Ismet Ahmeti (52, his son Mehdi (30), nephew Isufi (15), and cousin Jahir (35), when they returned to their village of Radishev&, municipality of Skenderaj. They were not hit. The Albanians, temporarily sheltered in the Mitrovica suburbs of Shipol, had gone back to fetch flour and other necessities.

    [02] Three Serb Policemen Killed, Several other Wounded in Kosova, Serb Sources Say

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Three Serbian policemen were killed and two others wounded by armed Albanians on Saturday in an incident near Orllat village, on the Prishtina-Malisheva roadway, Serbian regime sources said.

    Serb radio said two other Serb policemen were shot and wounded by 'Albanian extremists' in the village of Magur& in Lipjan on Saturday evening.

    [03] Body of Killed Albanian taken to Gjakova Town Morgue

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Saturday evening, Serbian police brought the body of an unidentified Albanian, in his early twenties, presumed to be from Krelan village, to the town morgue in Gjakova.

    Wounded Albanians are suspected being without any medical attention in Krelan, LDK sources said.

    Meanwhile, local sources in Gjakova said Serb military and police was torching the few standing Albanian houses in the Reka e Keqe region, in the villages of Ponoshec, Molliq, Brovin&, Smolic&.

    Appalling is the humanitarian situation of the displaced Albanian population, around 60.000, in the Gjakoav area. Some relief supplies have trickled in, but they fall well short of the needs, local sources said.

    [04] Unknown Persons Ransack 'Mother Teresa' HQ in Prishtina

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Saturday night, unknown persons broke into the headquarters of the Mother Teresa charity in Prishtina and took away its case.

    A Mother Teresa official told the KIC the ransackers had sawed the lock to the front door, entered the offices and took away the 400 kilo safe of the major Kosovar humanitarian organization.

    The case contained valuable documents and a considerable ammount of money donated to the charity, the KIC was told.

    Serb police inspected the Mother Teresa office today (Sunday) morning.

    [05] Fresh Serb Forces Deployed near Sferk& e Gashit Village of Klina

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Fresh Serbian forces have been reported deployed today near the village of Sferk& e Gashit, municipality of Klina. They have taken up combat positions, a local activist told the KIC.

    Two Serb tanks, seven armored vehicles, and three lorries took positions jut above the village of Sferk& and held the Albanian farmhouses at gun- point, the Albanian activist said.

    [06] Newborn Twins Die for Lack of Medical Care

    Albanian couple had them after 22 years of marriage

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Newborn twin boys of Mr and Mrs Rexh& Gashi from Sferk& e Gashit village of Klina died for lack of medical treatment, local sources said. The Albanian couple had them after 22 years of marriage.

    The bereaved mother is reportedly in a critical condition.

    [07] Gunfire Reported in Obiliq Villages Sunday

    PRISHTINA, Oct 18 (KIC) - Today (Sunday), Serb military and police forces stationed in Plemetin and "Kosova B" power plant's premises opened fire for several hours in the direction of the villages of Lajthisht& ('Leskosic'), Shipitul&, Grabovc, Sibovc and Hamidi of the municipality of Obiliq.

    The Serb fire lasted till 14:00 hrs, local sources said.

    [08] Albanian Severely Beaten up, Robbed by Police in Prishtina

    PRISHTINA, Oct (KIC) - A 35-year-old Albanian was severely beaten up and robbed of DM 1,500 Saturday in the Prishtina bus station.

    Fadil Avdullahu, resident of Orzhan& village of Mitrovica, had collected the money, remittance sent by his brother in Germany, in Prishtina, where he was stopped by police.

    Serb Police beat the Albanian with truncheons and automatic weapon's barrel, LDK sources in Mitrovica said, adding that no paper confirming seizure of money was given him.

    [09] Status of Serb Police and Military Presence in Kosova by Friday: Almost the Same As Last Month

    PRISHTINA, Oct 17 (KIC) - Information commissions of the Democratic League of Kosova (LDK) chapters in most of Kosovar municipal capitals circulated Friday detailed accounts on the status of the Serb police and army troops and armament in their respective areas.

    The common denominator of these rports is that the Serb forces' presence on the ground in Kosova is much bigger than prior to 28 February, and almost the same as it was last month, when huge offensives against Albanian villages rolled in many parts of the country.

    In compliance with a NATO deadline which expired (Friday) and was extended for ten more days, the Belgrade regime was supposed to withdraw its police and troops force from Kosova to the level before 28 February 1998, namely prior to the Serb forces' crackdown in Drenica region, central Kosova.

    Serbian forces have been repositioning from one location to another in Kosova, they have been hiding and/or camouflaging in the very same areas around Albanian villages where they operated for months, armament and troops have been garrisoned in factories and buildings of the community, including schools, or have been withdrawn to the barracks in the area where from they can be activated and deployed to pervious positions in a very short period of time, the LDK Information commissions said.

    The Belgrade regime made several televised show of withdrawal of troops from Kosova, each time in half a dozen or so buses, but new convoys were seen entering Kosova even during October, the reports said.

    Below is a picture of the status of the Serb forces in their areas by Friday morning: Gllogovc Before 28 March 1998, the Serb police were only based at the Komoran checkpoint.

    After March: Serb army and police troops were dug in during March in ^uka e Zabelit, which was later turned into a huge field base, as well as in severa2l locations around with fewer men and armament. By Friday: Serb police were still Friday in Komoran, Gllogoc (police station and Feronikeli plant), T&rstenik, Polluzh&, Vukovc and Llapushnik. Army troops were still holding the positions they were in during summer.

    Peja Before March: Serb police checkpoint were based in the villages of Kli^in&, Vitomiric&, Ozdrin, Radafc, in Peja (near the railway station).

    During spring months the existing checkpoints were enforced with more troops and, and new ones were established in Qyshk, Peja (near the Peja Patriarchy) and near the Gryka e Rugov&s (Rugova Gorge).

    By Friday: Serb police forces were still in all those checkpoints.

    In addition to it, Yugoslav army troops were still in parts of the countryside.

    Kamenica Before March there was a Serb police checkpoint at the Kamenica- Gjilan-Bujanoc.

    After March: police checkpoint were established at a locations called "Dheu i bardh&", "Katushnic&", near Roga^ica and at "Qafa e Kopernic&s".

    By Friday Serb police were still in the outposts at "Dheu i bardh&", "Qafa e Kopernic&s" end Stralic&.

    Mitrovica Before March: There was only one checkpoint near the railway station.

    After March: Police forces were based in the Fire-Fighters buildings in the town, near Ibri Bridge, near the town market, near the bus station, flying checkpoints in all the crossroads, in the suburbs of Shipol, Zve^an, Zheronic&, Stant&rg, Kutllovc, Bair, Pir^, Frash&r, Broboniq, Koshtov&, Shupkovc, in the town's military barracks in the former railway station. Army forces were based in Stant&rg, Kutllovc, barracks in the town then in Pir^, Shipol, Zherovnic&, Banj& and Banjsk&.

    Friday: Serb forces were still in all these locations Sk&nderaj Before March: there were police forces in the town's police station, and at the checkpoints in Klina e Ep&rme, Runik& and Llaush&.

    After March : Additional police forces were brought in Skenderaj, and the already existing checkpoints. New ones were established at Morin&, Polac, Turi^evc, a new one near Llausha and near Likoc. The former ammunition factory was turned into a huge military and police base. Army troops were deployed and redeployed in many locations.

    Last Friday: Serb police were holding the same positions in Sk&nderaj, Llaush&, Klin& e Ep&rme, Runik&, Polac and Likoc. Army was still dug in in the countryside.

    Obiliq There was not police checkpoint in this municipality before March.

    After March: a huge police checkpoint were made at the location called "K&rshat e Grabocit", smaller ones in several places around the Bellaqevc coal mines, in the villages of Hade, Palaj, Janovod&, near the power plants "Kosova B", "Kosova A", in Plementin village and in Obiliq. Army troops at "Kosova B", in Hamidi, and at a location called "Magazet e Barutit".

    On Friday: The situation was the same. Furthermore, Serb forces were based nea the village of Shipitull&. Serb army were still holding the same positions.

    Prizren There was only one check-point at Lubizhd& before March.

    After March: Police checkpoints were established at Landovica, Piran&, at the crossroad and entrances to the town. Army troops were garrisoned in Landovica, Shkoz&, V&rnic&, Planej and Kushnin i Hasit.

    By Thursday: Flying checkpoint were seen in several places around the town, at the checkpoints in Lubizhd&, Landovic&. Army forces were still around the villages of Landovic&, Kushnin, Planej&, Milaj, Gorozhup and the Hasit region.

    Fush& Kosova Before March: There were flying checkpoints in the town's center intersections, and near the Sllatina Airport.

    After March: Serb police and army troops were garrisoned at a huge base at "Pishat e Sllatin&s", (Sllatina Pinewood), in several other locations near the Airport, near the villages of Graboc, Bardh i Madh, Lesmir, Bresje, Batus&. Army forces established camps at Graboc i Ul&t, Sllatin& and Batus&.

    During October there was an increase of both police and army troops in Graboc i Ul&t, Sllatin&, and Halilaq.

    Novo B&rd&: Before March there were police forces only in the local police station.

    After March: Serb police began occupying the building of the local school. On Thursday: there were still police forces i both the places.

    Vushtrri Before March there were only tow police checkpoints, at Nedakoci and near Ura e Guri (Stone Bridge) near Vushtrri.

    After March: Police checkpoints were established at Bukoshi, near the tube factory in Vushtrri, and at the village of Pestov&. Serb army were based near the villages of Brusnik, Banjsk&, Pasom& and Gojbul&.

    By Friday: Serb police were still manning the Nedakoc checkpoint.

    Army was on the move.

    Zhur Before March there were police force in Zhur, an military at V&rmic& After March: Additional army forces were brought in Zhur and V&rmic&. New military bases were established at Vlashnje and Dobrush&.

    This week: Serb police were still in Zhur, Vlashnj&, Ho^& e Qytetit, V&rmic&. Military troops were still in Zhur, Dobrusht, Vlashnje, V&rmic&, at a locations "Te topat", "Rrezinat", "Vreshtaria". No sign of that they were moving out, Dragash Before March: Serb police forces were in Bresan, Dubrav& and Dragash. Military troops in Dragash and Bresan&.

    After March: Military forces were garrisoned at Dubrav&, near Zym, at a location called "Guri i Zi", near Zaplluzh& , and in Pllajnik hills.

    By Friday: Police forces were still in Dubrav&, near Zym. Yugoslav army forces were still in Dubrav&, Zaplluzh&, Pllajniku Hill, and in Dragash.

    Suhareka: Before March: There were Serb police forces in the local police station in the town only.

    After March: Serb police checkpoint were established on two exits of the town, and Topli^an village. Military troops were deployed at Qafa e Dul&s and "Biraq".

    By Friday: There was no sign of withdrawal of Serb forces. On the contrary, in some places additional troops were dug in. There were still heavy police forces at Mohlan, Krushic& e Ul&t, Krushic& e Ep&rme, Shirok&, Reshtan, Bllac&, Duh&l, Samadragj& and Dob&rdolan.

    Army troops remained in Qaf& e Dul&s, Bira^ and the Damperi rubber plants near Suhareka.

    Zubin Potok Before March: There were Serb police forces only in the local police station. A small military base was at a rocket-base in ^e^ev&.

    After March: Police force were garrisoned in Zubin Potoku motel, in the cottages of Gazivoda irrigation and water supply system, in "K&rshat e Mehov&s" holiday resort, near the border on Montenegro, in holiday huts in Zup^& and Mokna Gora. Military forces were deployed in ^e^ev&, Mokna Gor&, near the Gazivioda damn.

    On Friday: Huge police and military forces were still in the area, in all the places they were garrisoned during summer months.

    Leposaviq Before March: Three were police forces in te local station and So^mir village; army troops in the military barracks in Leposaviq.

    After March: Police bases were established at Ballaban, while military ones at villages of Bor^an, Kamenic& and Koshtov&.

    By Friday: No changes noticed.

    Vitia Before March: There was a police stations in Vitia and Kllokot.

    Military forces were in Bin^& and Letnic&.

    After March: Police bases were established in Sadovin& e Jerlive, Komogllav&, Ramjan. Army forces were deployed in Bin^& and Letnic&.

    By Friday: Police forces were till in the previous posts, with army in Bin^& and Letnic&.

    Shtime Before March: There was only one police station in the town.

    After March: Police bases were established at Kryqi i Belincit, "Kodra e G&shtenjave", Zborc, Caralev&, Davidovc, Hani Gjeladinit.

    Army troops were deployed in Carralev& and Zborc.

    On Friday: The situation was virtually unchanged.

    Istog Before March: There were police posts in Istog, Gurrakoc, Rakosh, Baj&. There was a military base at Mokne.

    After March: Police bases and checkpoint were established at Rakoshi, Dubrav&, the Dubrava Jail, Gurrakoc, at Gurrakoc Agricultural Cooperate, Istog, Banj&, Suhag&rll and Zall^. Further army troops were garrisoned at Mokne.

    Last week: Additional Serb troops were dug in in the area.

    Hani i Elezit: Before March: There was only a Serb base in the town.

    After March: In addition to enforcement of the police forces, a military base was established at Krivenik.

    On Friday: Heavy police and army forces were still in both the places.

    Sht&rpce: Before March: Three was only one police station in the town.

    After March: Police outposts were established at Provallac and Brod. Military troops were deployed at Sushiq and on the border zone with FYROM.

    On Friday: Heavy troops were still in all those places.

    Rahovec: before March: There was a police station in the town: After March: Police posts established at Bellac&rkv&, X&rx&, Gradish. Combined military and police posts at Drenoc and Opterush&.

    On Friday: There were still police forces in Rahovec, X&rx&, Ratkoc, Drenoc and Opterush&. Military troops were dug in still in the countryside.

    De^an Before March: There were police posts in De^an, Juniku and Irzniq.

    Military troops were in Ulaj and Kozhnjer After march: Police posts were established in Strellc i Ep&rm, Isniq, Carrabreg, Prejlep, Rastavic&, Baballoq, Gramaqel, Junik, Irzniq, Lluk& t& Ep&rme, Beleg, Vokshit. Army troops in the medical centre in De^an, in Hulaj, Junik, Jasiq, Gjocaj and Kozhnjer.

    Last week: A heavy presence of police and army forces was so ubiquitous.

    Podujeva: Before March: There were police stations in the town and the villages Orllan, Lluzhan e K&rpimeh, and a checkpoint on the Prishtina- Podujava road.

    After March: Fresh troops were deployed in all the existing bases and new military bases were established in Llaush&, Llapashtic& and Obran^&.

    By Friday: The military forces withdrew. Police troops were still in all the bases.

    Kamenica: Before March: There was only a police station in the town.

    After March: Police posts were established at "Dheu i bardh&", "Qafa e Kopernic&s" and Stralic&.

    On Friday: There were Serb forces in all those places.

    Klina After March Serb police forces were deployed in outpost in Dollc, Gremnik, Grabanic&, Drenoc, Dollov&, Kpuz&, ^eskov&, Bokshiq, Volljak, ^upell&, Sferk&, P&rqev&, Gllarev&, Rigjev&, Zab&rgj&, Cerovik, Uj&mir, Dob&rdol, ^abiq, Siqev&, Gjurgjevik i Madh, Jashanic& e Ep&rme, Jashanic& e Poshtme, Pogragj&, Jellovc, Resnik, Shtupel, K&rrnic&, Grapc.

    On Friday: There were still police forces in virtually all the outposts. Military troops were still occupying the agricultural airfield in Budisalc.

    (Reports from several municipalities, including Prishtina, coukd not be obtained yet by Friday afternoon. Kosova has 29 municiplaities.)


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