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Kosova Daily Report #1716, 99-03-10

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

Kosova Information Center
KOSOVA DAILY REPORT #1716
Prishtina, 10 March 1999

First Edition: 13:00 CET
Second Edition: 17:30 CET

CONTENTS

  • [01] One Albanian Killed, Two Wounded in Serbian Offensive in Vushtrri Area on Tuesday
  • [02] Mitrovica and Vushtrri Villages Shelled by Serbian Forces on Tuesday Evening
  • [03] Serbian Forces Shell Podujeva Villages Overnight
  • [04] Serbian Forces Torch and Loot Albanian Houses in Shtrazh&, Kotlin& and Ivaj& Villages
  • [05] Serbian Military Starts Shelling Vushtrri Villages at Noon
  • [06] BREAKING NEWS: Serbian Forces Burn Shallc, Druar and Mihaliq Villages of Vushtrri
  • [07] Hani i Elezit Sealed off by Serb Military and Police
  • [08] Kosova Albanian Killed in Minefield Buried in FYROM
  • [09] Serb Paramilitary Police Attacks U^K Positions in Drenica
  • [10] Serbian Forces Shell Godishnjak Village
  • [11] Heavy Explosions Reported in Rahovec and Gjakova
  • [12] Serb Forces Launch Attack against Malisheva Village of T&rpez&
  • [13] Unidentified Persons Shoot and Wound Albanian in Prizren

  • [01] One Albanian Killed, Two Wounded in Serbian Offensive in Vushtrri Area on Tuesday

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - One Albanian, resident of Oshlan village, and two others were wounded yesterday (Tuesday) during the renewed Serbian military and police offensive against Vushtrri villages at the foot of the ^i^avica mountains in northwestern Kosova, local LDK sources said.

    Serbian forces advanced yesterday into the villages of Shallc, Koll&, V&rnic&, Novolan, Brusnik, Okrashtic& and Pantin&, and engaged in widespread looting and destruction of Albanian households. A number of Shallc village farms were reported set on fire by Serb forces.

    Heavy gunfire and detonations were heard overnight in the area.

    At 8 o'clock in the morning today, a column of nine Serbian vehicles headed to Mihaliq village.

    Half an hour later, Serbian military and police mounted an attack against the villages of Druar ('Drvar'), Shallc and Koll&, destroying and torching Albanian property. There has been no word yet on possible casualties.

    The population of the villages around the ^i^avica massif, targeted by Serbian forces in the past several days, have been displaced from their homes.

    An Albanian elderly, Ramadan S. Zeneli (78), who, unable to flee, died three days ago in his home village of Resnik, has not yet been buried because people are fearful of moving around.

    [02] Mitrovica and Vushtrri Villages Shelled by Serbian Forces on Tuesday Evening

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - For more than a couple of hours on Tuesday evening, Serbian forces shelled the villages of Vaganic&, Verrnic&, Oshlan, Pantin& and Lkej, local LDK sources in Mitrovica said.

    Overnight and today morning, Serbian aircraft flew overhead the area.

    Tens of Albanians, including people displaced from their homes, were illtreated and arrested by Serb police in Mitrovica on Tuesday, sources said. A group of Serb hooligans, including masked persons, assaulted Monday a number of Albanian high school students in Mitrovica.

    Six girls, Mimoza Cilimi (18), Ferdane Cimili (18), Lumturie Bunjaku (17), Antigona Rama (18), Vjollca Osmani (18) and Myrvete Elshani (18) were injured, being kicked and punched, but also hit with wooden sticks.

    [03] Serbian Forces Shell Podujeva Villages Overnight

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - A number of the northern Llapi region villages, municipality of Podujeva, were shelled last night, local LDK sources said.

    Serbian military and police forces launched their artillery attack from their positions in the Dumosh airfield, in Lup^, Lluzhan, Peran, and at 'Tabet e Llapashtic&s' and 'Besiana' motel, targeting the villages of Majanc, Lup^, Sallabaj&, Godishnjak&, Penuh&, Konushec, Llapashtic& e Ep&rme, Llapashtic& e Poshtme, Obran^&, and Bradash, situated on the right side of the Llapi river.

    The sound of heavy shelling reverberated in all the Llapi region last night, sources said.

    [04] Serbian Forces Torch and Loot Albanian Houses in Shtrazh&, Kotlin& and Ivaj& Villages

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - During the Serbian offensive against Ka^anik and Hani i Elezit villages in southeastern Kosova, Serbian forces advanced into and destroyed and torched Albanian houses in the villages of Shtrazh&, Kotlin&, Ivaj& and the Dragomac neighborhood of Gllobo^ica villages, the U^K's Kosovapress news agency.

    Serbian forces have withdrawn by and large now, but there is fear the area has been mined, the U^K's news agency said. Five persons have gone missing in the village of Kotlin& alone.

    The Albanian population has been displaced in great numbers in the area.

    The Albanian menfolks separated yesterday by Serb police from other family members are residents of Ivaj& and La^ village, sources said.

    [05] Serbian Military Starts Shelling Vushtrri Villages at Noon

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Serbian military and police resumed at midday today (Wednesday) an artillery attack against the villages of Druar ('Drvar'), Mihaliq, Shallc, Koll& and other outlying villages at the foot of the ^i^avica massif in northwestern Kosova.

    Serbian troops have been shelling from their positions in Druar.

    From villages south-east of Vushtrri and from some parts of the town itself, Mihaliq and Shallc could be seen all in flames.

    Serbian forces have looted and destroyed many Albanian houses in the villages under attack in the past several days, local sources said.

    Meanwhile, a resident of Oktashica village of Vushtrri, Ragip Shala (64), has been reported unaccounted for since 26 February. His family said he went missing while fleeing the village.

    [06] BREAKING NEWS: Serbian Forces Burn Shallc, Druar and Mihaliq Villages of Vushtrri

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Serbian military and police forces have burned almost completely the villages of Shallc, Druar ('Drvar') and Mihaliq during an offensive today (Wednesday), local LDK sources in Vushtrri said today afternoon.

    [07] Hani i Elezit Sealed off by Serb Military and Police

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - The small town of Hani i Elezit has been sealed off by Serbian military and police today, local LDK sources said.

    A heavy explosion was heard in the southeastern town of Kosova today, at a time Serb forces were heading towards the villages of Rezhanc& and Goranc&.

    [08] Kosova Albanian Killed in Minefield Buried in FYROM

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Hysen Nebih Suma (22), a Kosova Albanian from Hani i Elezit municipality, was buried Tuesday afternoon in Bllac& village of neighboring FYROM.

    Mr. Suma died three days ago when he ran into mines while crossing the Kosova-FYROM border, local LDK sources said.

    [09] Serb Paramilitary Police Attacks U^K Positions in Drenica

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Serbian paramilitary police forces stationed in Llapushnik village, west of Prishtina, engaged local U^K forces in gunbattle today, sources said.

    There has been no immediate word on casualties from the Albanian side. Unconfirmed reports spoke of a couple of Serb policemen wounded there today.

    [10] Serbian Forces Shell Godishnjak Village

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Serbian forces positioned in Lluzhan shelled in mid-morning hours today the village of Godishnjak, municipality of Podujeva, local human rights sources said.

    A column of Serbian motorized vehicles left the Dumosh airfield and was deployed at 'Tabet e Llapashtic&s', from where U^K positions in the Llapi region have been regularly attacked in the past few months.

    A stepped up movement of Serbian forces has been reported in the Podujeva- Prishtina highway, as well as frequent overflights of Serbian aircraft over the Podujeva area.

    [11] Heavy Explosions Reported in Rahovec and Gjakova

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Early in the morning today, a heavy explosion occurred in the town of Rahovec ('Orahovac'), local LDK sources said. No other details have been provided.

    Heavy Serbian police forces kept the town under a tight grip today, routinely checking and ill-treating passers-by.

    Meanwhile, a powerful device exploded on the roof of the house of Ahmet Kadriu in the town of Gjakova last night. Material damage was reported, but no casualties, although Ahmet was at home together with his two children, local LDK sources said.

    Meanwhile, the body of an Albanian in the town morgue in Gjakova has been identified as Ilhami Ferizi, resident of Prishtina, born in Fshat i Vjet&r village, Ferizaj municipality. He was found killed three days ago in the suburbs of Gjakova.

    Local sources in Gjakova said Fadil Tolaj, a taxi driver in town, has been missing since Tuesday morning. His family tried in vain to learn about his fate.

    [12] Serb Forces Launch Attack against Malisheva Village of T&rpez&

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Serbian forces attacked today the village of T&rpez&, municipality of Malisheva, local LDK sources reported.

    From their position in the Smonica family compound just opposite the village, Serbian forces started firing at the village today morning; then attempted to advance into it. They clashed with U^K (Kosova Liberation Army) forces. The gunbattle lasted for hours, while Serbs were getting troop reinforcements from Prishtina.

    There have been no immediate reports on casualties on the Albanian side, at a time a Serb policemen was reported wounded in the fighting.

    From 8:30 through 12:00 CET, Serb gunfire was reported targeting several other villages in the municipality of Malisheva.

    The village of Shkoz& was reported attacked from Serb positions above Rahovec and Ho^a e Madhe village. The village of Maxharr& was likewise fired upon.

    The drivers of trucks carrying humanitarian relief to Malisheva have been reported threatened by Serb police today.

    [13] Unidentified Persons Shoot and Wound Albanian in Prizren

    PRISHTINA, March 10 (KIC) - Unidentified persons shot and wounded Monday evening Munir Mashkulli, who had just walked out from Bajrakli mosque in the town of Prizren. He has been taken to the town hospital for treatment, reportedly in a serious situation.

    Meanwhile, sources from Prizren said three Albanians, residents of Poto^an village of Rahovec, were sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Serb regime court in Prizren. Daut S. Mustafa (40), Xhabir M.

    Mustafa (48) and Nazmi G. Ahmeti (36) were sentenced to three and a half years in prison each.

    A similar trumped up political trial of 15 Rahovec Albanians was expected to begin today in the Serb regime court in Prizren.

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