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Newsletter 31 October, 2003, Second Edition


Changing of Constitutional Framework May Lead to Additional Problems in Kosovo
Change of Constitutional Framework Without implemented Standards - Encouragement to Extremism and Further Ethnic Cleansing of Serbs and other non-Albanians (ERP KiM Commentary)

UN Envoy Warns Security Council That Kosovo Still Faces Serious Problems
During a briefing to the Council in New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Kosovo, Harri Holkeri, urged Kosovo's leaders to do more to discourage inter-ethnic violence and to improve dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia and Montenegro.

Progress in Kosovo not Encouraging, UN Official Says
"This is not a rosy bed at all," said Harri Holkeri, a former Finnish prime minister who now heads the U.N. mission in Kosovo and is the special envoy of Secretary-General Kofi Annan there.

Meeting of the UN Security Council on UNMIK, (extracts)

Ivanovic Does Not Accept More Than Kosovo of 1974
Ivanovic said that separation of Kosovo would influence the separation of Macedonia and Presevo Valley. "Serbia doesn't accept division of Kosovo, but I don_t deny the possibility of Kosovo getting the special status that could be same as it was in 1974," said Ivanovic.

INET, Kosovo and Metohija News, Oct 30, 2003


Newsletter 31 October, 2003

Letter by Dr. Nebojsa Covic to the UN Security Council

It is vitally important that the standards of a genuinely multiethnic Kosovo and Metohia that we have strived for be clearly, precisely, and measurably defined. More than a year ago, the Security Council endorsed the “standards before status” strategy and outlined what these standards would be. It is absolutely critical now to develop this strategy further and make the standards specific and measurable, with clearly defined mechanisms that would accurately and objectively evaluate the progress in meeting these criteria, said Dr. Covic in his letter to the UN Security Council

BLIC: ALBANIANS DESTROYED SERBIAN CEMETERY
Displaced Serbs from Istok found their cemetery totally devastated during one of their go-and-see visits to their abandoned village: We could see distressing scenes. All tombstones, among which were several centuries old stone crosses had been broken into pieces. The graves were desecrated and the ground on them disturbed. Centuries old trees were cut and the cemetery fence completely removed. Although I know every inch of the cemetery so well I could not find the graves of my parents and light a candle for their repose.


Newsletter 30 October, 2003, Second Edition

Al Quaeda's European Attack Route is the Balkans, New Evidence Claims
A provocative report from the US Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare claims that the Balkans is about to heat up again as an Islamic terrorist base. This surpasses traditional nationalist rifts, claims author Yossef Bodansky, and is intended to increase al Qaeda infiltration. Thus the Balkan operations would be ultimately controlled by the Evil One, OBL.

The Coming New Surge in European Islamist Terrorims - The Momemtum has Begun
INTELLIGENCE SOURCES IN THE Balkans and Middle East indicate that the Iranian and Osama bin Laden terrorist networks, assets and alliances built up in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Southern Serbia and elsewhere in the Balkans are preparing for a significant new slate of operations. Initial operations in this "new slate" have already begun in Kosovo, and are expected to expand in southern Serbia in late October and into November 2003.

SPECTATOR (UK) How We Trained Al Qaeda
Brendan O'Neill** says the Bosnian war taught Islamic terrorists to operate abroad For all the millions of words written about al-Qa'eda since the 9/11 attacks two years ago, one phenomenon is consistently overlooked - the role of the Bosnian war in transforming the mujahedin of the 1980s into the roving Islamic terrorists of today.


Newsletter 30 October, 2003

"PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS" IN FOCUS AGAIN
In the situation of continuation of ethnic discrimination of the Serb population, recurrent extremist attack and unhidden ambitions of ethnic Albanian leaders to create an ethnic Albanian state in Kosovo/Metohija it is impossible to request from Kosovo Serbs to work on their own self destruction and renounce its cultural, historical and religious identity.

ANA WAS PREPARING ASSASSINATIONS OF HIGH RANKING BELGRADE OFFICIALS
Members of the Albanian National Army /ANA/ were preparing assassination of Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic and Serbia and Montenegro Minister for human and minority rights Rasim Ljajic before beginning of dialog between Belgrade and Pristina in Vienna. 'Blic' got this information from a high source in Serbian Interior Ministry.

DISPLACED FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA NEED HELP
Opening the donors' conference for Kosovo-Metohija, which was attended by 30 ambassadors to Serbia-Montenegro, representatives of international organizations and businessmen from Serbia, Covic said that it is necessary that the displaced get their property back once they have returned to the province, as well as guarantees for safety of living and full integration into social life. Covic added that it is also necessary to define joint activities so as to ensure that a larger number of displaced persons return to the province in 2004.

KOSOVO'S OMBUDSMAN REQUESTS PROTECTION OF SERBS IN OBILIC
Although more than four months have passed since the attack on the Stolic family the perpetrators have not been arrested and new attacks in Obilic continue, said Marek Nowicki (Poland)

NEWS FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA, OCT 27-28


Newsletter 29 October, 2003

CONTINUATION OF ETHNIC VIOLENCE MAKES IT CLEARS WHAT EXTREMISTS WANT
Bishop Artemije briefed new KFOR Commander Gen. Kammerhoff about the difficult position of the Serb community and the Church in Kosovo and Metohija

WHO WAS KILLING WHOM?
Arrest of another group of former UCK "Rebels" for war crimes against other Kosovo Albanians opens many interesting questions.

REUTERS: ARRESTS FIVE KOSOVO ALBANIANS FOR WAR CRIMES
"They have been charged on war crimes related charges which relate to actions against the civilian population during the armed conflict in 1999," Singh told reporters... They are suspected of kidnapping, causing injury, killing and attempted murder of fellow Albanians, the media said.

JASHARI FAMILY ACCUSES KFOR - KFOR SAYS THEY WERE ATTACKED
Two different acconts of the event in Prekaz when a group of French soldiers was attacked by armed Kosovo Albanians - members of the Jashari clan.

DONORS CONFERENCE ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA ON WEDNESDAY
A donors conference for Kosovo and Metohija will be held in Belgrade on Wednesday, it was announced by the Coordination Center for Kosovo and Metohija on Monday.

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO: NO SECOND KOSOVO
We shouldn't forget the silent majority of decent, common Albanian people who just want to live in peace, without headaches and intimidation from mafia groups and militias. Yet the economic and political dislocation that will accompany any international withdrawal is only likely to put more of these thugs, not less, into power. The Kosovo experience since 1999 has been of a timid UN rewarding former militants and war criminals by keeping them armed and in power _ through just changing their uniforms. And the same timid, unaccountable UN has allowed this unsavory bunch to run roughshod, driving out or exterminating Serbian, Roma and Macedonian Muslim minorities.

TERRORISM IN THE BALKANS ENTER SANDZAK?
Further, we may see a paradigm shift in how this part of the Balkans is perceived, away from the east-west axis and towards a north-south one that would provide the missing link between Islamic activity in Bosnia and Kosovo- the two places now of most concern to Western governments. If the Sandzak suspicions turn out to be justified, the Western view on Montenegrin independence may shift, because any weakening of security services from Belgrade can only expedite the potential for Islamic terrorism from Bosnia and Kosovo- through a severed Sandzak. That is something for the Western policymakers to think about.


Newsletter 28 October, 2003

KOSOVO SERB FARMERS UNDER FIRE
Seven Serbs from the village of Banje in the municipality of Srbica were shot at from submachine guns as they set out with two tractors to harvest apples from their property near the village of Radisevo, which is inhabited exclusively by ethnic Albanians.

TWO EXTREMIST ATTACKS ON SERB HOUSES IN OBILIC
On Saturday (October 25) unknown person threw a hand grenade on the home of Dragan Arsic, a Kosovo Serb who lives in the Cerska street in Obilic. No one was injured in the attack and the house suffered minor material damage. Three hours after the bomb attack unknown attackers opened machine gun fire on the neighboring Serb house of Vidosav Stolic.

KOSOVO ALBANIANS ATTACKED KFOR - ONE FRENCH SOLDIER WOUNDED
A group of Kosovo Albanians attacked thirty French KFOR soldiers in north Kosovo, near Srbica, on Saturday evening while they were in their regular mission of terrain surveillance Chris Thompson, KFOR press officer, confirmed to BETA Agency today.

KOFI ANAN CONCERNED WITH VIOLENCE AGAINST KOSOVO SERBS
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned the Security Council that the security problems for the minority Serbs was a matter of serious concern and that there was more to be done so as to ensure adequate levels of political participation by minorities in municipal affairs.

SERBIAN POLICE UNCOVER ALBANIAN ARMS CACHE IN SOUTHERN SERBIA
Serbian police said Sunday they had discovered an arms cache in south Serbia belonging to "Albanian terrorist groups" operating in the region. Police said the haul included around 30 automatic weapons, grenade launchers, hand grenades and ammunition.

HOLKERI SURPRISED AT KOSOVO POLITICIANS
In the interview, extensive excerpts from which are carried by Kosovo electronic media on Sunday, Holkeri said that Kosovo leaders give greater priority to differences and deep divisions among the Kosovo factions than they do to taking responsibility for improving the living conditions of the people.

AFP: SOLANA BLASTS KOSOVO PM OVER DIALOGUE
SOLANA: "It is very, very important to construct trust, water the flower of trust every day, several times, and not to create a drama of every event that takes place."

SERBIAN JUSTICE MINISTER ADDRESSES AN OPEN LETTER TO HARI HOLKERI
Serbian Justice Minister Vladan Batic addressed an open letter to UNMIK chief Harri Holkeri, suggesting that Agim Ceku be immediately dismissed from the position of the head of the Kosovo Protection Corpus (KPC), that Ceku, Hashim Thaci and Ramush Haradinai be forbidden to leave Kosovo until documentation submitted by Serbian judiciary organs has been examined, and that the above-mentioned individuals be handed over to Serbia or tried before the judicial organs of Kosovo.

KCC CALLS FOR UNMIK'S INVESTIGATION AGAINST AGIM CEKU
The Coordinating Centre for Kosovo-Metohija said in a statement on Monday that it expected UNMIK to launch an investigation against the commander of the Kosovo Protection Corpse, Agim Ceku, who had been released from Slovenian custody at the request by UNMIK Chief Harri Holkeri.


Newsletter 23 October, 2003

ALBANIAN USURPATION OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX INHERITANCE IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

In addition to the systemic expulsion of the Serbian population from the territory of Kosovo and Metohija, Albanian historians and the Roman Catholic clergy are waging a war with unabated fervor to prove that the greatest Serbian shrines belong to Albanian culture and tradition. The biggest stumbling block for both is the Serbian Orthodox Church , which is not only encouraging Serbs to remain in their centuries-old homes but also unshakably attesting to hundreds of years of presence, and the identity of Serbian Orthodox spirituality and the Serbian cultural inheritance in this region.

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Newsletter 19 October, 2003

CHURCH IN KOSOVO STRUGGLES FOR FUTURE AND NOT FOR PAST MYTHS

Attempts of Bishop Artemije to preserve Kosovo and Metohija as multiethnic society in which all ethnic and religious groups would live in peace in tolerance is not struggling for myths of the past but quite opposite - for the survival of his Church and European future of the Province. Civilized world cannot turn the blind eye to creating of a monster-state in which all remaining traces of Christian churches and holy sites will be turned into ashes.

WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING AT THE WALL STREET YOURNAL? A GROTESQUE TAKE ON KOSOV0, BY Christopher Deliso, RM October 18, 2003

I urge anyone who has never been to Gracanica to go there and see the church while it still exists. After experiencing its ethereal beauty and peace, the visitor will somehow understand a little of the value that this monument has to the Serbian people, and even to the rest of us. When such monuments are destroyed, everyone suffers, whether they know it or not, because culture has been degraded and barbarism becomes a little more tolerable. This allows for a host of other associated criminal acts that degrade society in general. Indeed, destruction of cultural treasures says a lot about the kind of society that allows it, even from afar. And here we cannot excuse the passive Western "observers" who claim to support positive intervention but keep letting the negative seep through.

PRAYER AND POLITICS - SERB FEARS GROW AS ALBANIANS DYNAMITE CHURCHES BY Tunku Varadarijan (Wall Street Journal), Oct 17, 2003

History is but a flash to the Serbs, for they still kindle themselves with fuel from the 14th century. They were defeated in battle by the Turks in 1389--in a place near here, called the Field of the Blackbirds--and have turned that defeat into an elaborate myth, a kind of Balkan "nunca más," or "never again," an eerie, vengeful national myth of regret and reprisal. "Losing" Kosovo to the Muslim Albanians today is unthinkable because it evokes the loss of Kosovo to the Muslim Turks 600 years ago. So when prayers are conducted at Gracanica, they are not so much an attempt to transcend political conflict as an extension of existential polemics. Orthodox prayer is politics in Kosovo.


Newsletter 18 October, 2003

ELDERLY KOSOVO SERBS BETWEEN CHOICE OF BEING MURDERED OR STARVED OF HUNGER

SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SHOCKED BY LACK OF CARE FOR ELDERLY SERBS IN MAJOR KOSOVO CITIES

KOSOVO SERB DIES OF STARVATION
"He was completely devastated by hunger and physically resembled the inmates of [the WWII concentration camp] Auschwitz. Although he lived in downtown Urosevac, he had eaten nothing for more than 15 days because his Albanian neighbors stopped bringing him food and he did not dare venture out on the street," said Dr. Nebojsa Srbljak, the internist who treated Velikinac.

PRISONERS IN THEIR OWN HOMES - ELDERLY KOSOVO SERBS

NEW SERB-ALBANIAN TALKS NEXT YEAR
High level talks between Serbs and Albanian may be held in 2004, said UNMIK chief Harri Holkeri, following the anticlimactic Vienna dialogue on Tuesday between Belgrade and half a delegation from Pristina.

COMMANDER OF SERB-MONTENEGRIN ARMY MEETS COMKFOR
Speaking to media after the meeting in the border town of Merdare, Kamerholf said that the peace and stability along the border was KFOR_s greatest success and had been achieved thanks to excellent cooperation with the Serbian-Montenegro Army and Serbian police.


Newsletter 17 October, 2003

POLITICAL GRANDSTANDING INSTEAD OF CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE

Editorial by Fr. Sava Janjic

Neither Ibrahim Rugova nor any other Kosovo Albanian leader, especially the former UCK militants-cum-politicians who refused to participate in the dialogue, seem to have any clear idea or intention to sincerely work on improving the living conditions for all their non-Albanian citizens. Their interest, in fact, remains solely focused on creating an ethnic Albanian state where there will be no place for any other ethnic groups and religions, and which will be tailored only for the ethnic Albanians.

Ethnic violence continues:

EXPLOSIONS IN LIPLJAN, MOLOTOV COCKTAIL THROWN IN BRESJE
In Bresje near Kosovo Polje a group of ethnic Albanians returning from today's protest meeting in Pristina set fire to a shed on the property of (Kosovo Serb) Velibor Velickovic. Several young men came out of a VW Golf sporting an Albanian flag and threw a Molotov cocktail at the building, located close to the main road from Pristina to Pec, eyewitnesses reported.

UNFRIENDLY FIRST MEETING BETWEEN SERBS AND KOSOVARS
Leaders of Serbia and the breakaway province of Kosovo yesterday met face to face in their first bid to reopen communication closed since the 1999 war.

BELGRADE SAVES TALKS IN VIENNA
Covic Added that Belgrade is ready to talk on Kosovo's status, but added that changes in borders would mean independent Kosovo. He warned that such an act could cause a destabilization of the entire region. "If democratic Albanians from Kosovo have the right to determine for themselves some kind of independent Kosovo, then the same right has to granted to the democratic Serbs from Bosnia. God knows what will happen in Macedonia," stated the chief of the Coordination Center.

ROSSIN DISSAPOINTED WITH UNCONSTRUCTIVE STANCES OF SOME KOSOVO ALBANIAN LEADERS

A high-ranking official of the US State Department expressed disappointment towards the stance of the Albanian politicians related to the talks in Vienna. Larry Rossini, Assistant Deputy Secretary of State, who represented US in the talks between Pristina and Belgrade, declared to the "Voice of America" that the stance of the Albanian political representatives was unconstructive. Mr. Rossini was very blunt in his comments regarding this issue. "The matter is especially about different political leaders in Kosovo, who disappointed us with their unconstructive stances, their political postures as well as with their positions full of prejudices and indignity," stated Rossin.

NEW YORK TIMES - AN ETHNIC WAR THAT STILL RAGES
As an ethnic-Serbian traffic officer who works just over the border in Macedonia told me: "I wouldn't go to Pristina. I'd get my throat cut. The Albanians there hate us." This view is echoed by the 200 or so ethnic Serbs who still live in this city. They stayed home when Mr. Clinton spoke - in fact, they don't go out much at all, and with good reason. In August, two
ethnic-Serbian children were killed and four wounded by machine-gun fire while swimming in a stream 50 miles south of here. A few days later, two ethnic-Serbian men were slaughtered by ax-wielding assailants in the enclaves outside Pristina to which so Serbs many have fled for safety.

UNMIK POLICE MAKES RECORD HEROIN SEIZURE IN KOSOVO
This is the largest seizure of heroin in the past four years and follows the successful interdiction of 18 kilograms of heroin valued at 800,000 Euros in Gjilan region on 27th July 2003.


Newsletter 14 October, 2003 - Second Edition

SPEECH BY DR. NEBOJSA COVIC AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE VIENNA TALKS, October 14


Newsletter 14 October, 2003

ETHNIC ALBANIAN DELEGATION IN VIENNA DOES NOT REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF ALL CITIZENS OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija disassociates itself from the start from positions advocated by the ethnic Albanian delegation in Vienna.

SERB NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release
Gracanica, October 14, 2003

The Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija disassociates itself from the start from all positions or decisions presented by the members of the Kosovo delegation at the negotiations in Vienna. Since it is a monoethnic delegation comprised solely of Kosovo Albanians, it cannot represent the other national communities of Kosovo and Metohija, especially the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs, not even all political parties of the Kosovo Albanians. The positions of Ibrahim Rugova and Nexhat Daci can only reflect their personal positions or the positions of their political party, the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo..............


Newsletter 10 October, 2003

UN REPORT SAYS SECURITY WORSENING IN KOSOVO
The security situation in Kosovo has worsened in the past few months, according to a new report to the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

KOSOVO ASSEMBLY DEALS BLOW TO BELGRADE -PRISTINA TALKS
Kosovo lawmakers on Thursday failed to give their backing to a proposed meeting with Serbian officials next week, dealing a blow to the United Nations' plans for historic dialogue.

ILLEGAL PRIVATIZATION IN KOSOVO STOPS
The Serbian Ministry of Economy and Privatisation today hailed the decision of UNMIK administration to halt illegal privatisation of socially-owned companies in the province. This came as the results of the Serbian government's warnings in the previous two years sent to heads of the world's relevant institutions, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund.

IS KOSOVO READY FOR FINAL STATUS, by Damjan de Krnjevic-Miskovic


Newsletter 07 October, 2003

SNC WANTS K/SERB REPRESENTATIVE IN SERBIAN STATE DELEGATION IN VIENNA
Dr. Rada Trajkovic: "We have our own country and that is Serbia, we have our own capital and that is Beograd, and we don’t want, we cannot sit at the other side of the table, in the talks with the representatives of our country. We are not in confrontation with the government institutions, we want and we solve our problems only within our country"

VIENNA TALKS - STEP FURTHER FROM KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE
"Representatives of interim ethnic Albanian institutions have practically been forced to the Vienna talks. The talks are not just an opportunity for making photos or writing, but rather a moment for taking the responsibility and resolving problems. The future of Kosovo will not be on the agenda, but everything we do there, we will do for the future as well," Zivkovic explained.

HOLBROOKE SHOULD BE IGNORED
Holbrooke’s pledges for an independent Kosovo shows that he came with an already prepared stance and did not want to hear all that was discussed in Belgrade. The reasons for that could be explained by him only, Covic emphasized.

AFP: K/SERB SHOT BY K/ALBANIAN LIVING IN HER HOUSE
An ethnic Albanian was arrested Saturday for shooting and wounding a 73 year-old Serb woman who had returned to her home in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo, UN officials said. "She was shot three times in a stomach by a 53-year old Kosovo Albanian who was living in her house," UN mission spokesman Andrea Angeli said.

NEWS FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


Newsletter 05 October, 2003

ELDERLY SERB WOMAN SHOT IN CENTRAL GNJILANE
Sofijana Jovanovic, a 72 year-old Serb woman, was shot today in central Gnjilane when an ethnic Albanian who had illegally moved into her house opened fire on her, Serb sources from Kosovsko Pomoravlje told "Beta".

WOUNDED SERB WOMAN STABLE AFTER SURGERY
Sofijana Jovanovic, an elderly Serb woman shot today in the yard of her house in Gnjilane, has undergone surgery in Pristina Hospital and is now feeling well, Kosovo parliament MP Vesna Jovanovic told "Beta".

SNC: SERB REPRESENTATIVES FROM KOSOVO IN BELGRADE DELEGATION
The Serb National Council of Kosovo and Metohija asked today that representatives from the Province be included in future dialogue in the Belgrade delegation, emphasizing that Kosovo Albanians and Serbs do not have the same platform with respect to Kosovo.

FORMER US, UN OFFICIALS MEET SCG PRESIDENT OVER KOSOVO
President Svetozar Marovic of Serbia-Montenegro Friday stressed the need for dialogue and finding a European solution for Kosovo, after meeting top former US and UN officials for Yugoslavia and the UN-administered province.

MILORAD TODOROVIC HEADS KOSOVO SERBS IN BELGRADE-PRISTINA TALKS
The Povratak Coalition Presidency decided that Kosovo-Metohija minister in charge of coordinating the repatriation Milorad Todorovic represent Serbs in the Pristina delegation in the forthcoming Belgrade-Pristina dialogue scheduled for Oct 14 in Vienna.

INET - FLASH NEWS FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

SPECIAL STETEMENT OF THE SERB NATIONAL COUNCIL OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA


Newsletter 03 October, 2003

KOSOVO ASSEMBLEY DELAYS VOTE ON PRISTINA-BELGRADE TALKS
Kosovo MPs on Thursday postponed a vote which was expected to give the parliamentary go-ahead to the government's historic meeting with Serbian officials later this month.

CHILDREN REFUSE TO LEAVE THEIR GRANDMOTHER
The two young Kuzmanovices attend school on the other side of the Ibar River; they are escorted from the southern, Albanian-inhabited part of Kosovska Mitrovica to the northern part by Greek soldiers. Every day, in the morning and in the afternoon. Depending on Sanja's schedule of classes in the Economic Secondary School and Sasha's schedule at the Branko Radicevic Primary School.

COPLEY: EVIDENCE BETWEEEN IZETBEGOVIC AND OSAMA BIN LADEN
Commenting on information that there are al-Qaida training camps in the north of Albania, Copley emphasized that those camps were at one time supported by the USA.
"The USA and the Albanian Government worked very closely on this. These camps still exist. We know that a large group crossed from Albania into Kosovo a few months ago for terrorist operations. If the Albanian government says that it doesn't know anything about it, that means that it doesn't know what is happening on its own territory."

FLASH NEWS FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA, OCT 02


Newsletter 01 October, 2003

ALL CLUES LEAD TO "MUSA" AND HIS "ABU BAKR SADIQ" GANG OF MUJAHEDDIN
UNOFFICIAL UNMIK AND SERB INTELLIGENCE SOURCES SAY THAT THE SERB CHILDREN IN GORAZDEVAC WERE MASSACRED BY GROUP A OF KOSOVO ALBANIAN ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS, REPORTS BELGRADE DAILIES.

Albanian terrorists opened automatic gun fire on August 13 on a group of children bathing in the Bistrica River near Gorazdevac. Ivan Jovovic (20) and Pantelija Dakic (10) were killed in the attack. Six other children were seriously wounded. Bogdan Bukumiric (15) spent six days in a coma and his life was barely saved by the physicians of the Medical Military Academy in Belgrade.

CONTENTS:

CHILD MURDERERS FOUND
Nexhmedin Laushi, also known as Musa, is the organizer and direct perpetrator of the Serb children in Gorazdevac on August 13 this year....Intelligence data suggests that Nexhmedin Laushi headed the extremist organization "Abu Bakr Sadiq" in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, which strong evidence suggests has strong ties with the infamous al-Qaida. Musa's chief associate in this organization is a certain Ekrem Avdija, whom evidence also links to participation in the crime in Gorazdevac.

LAUSHA ONE OF MANY
Several hundred Mujaheddin financed by bin Laden in Kosovo and Metohija - Who committed the crime in Gorazdevac. The headquarters of this unit of 110 Mujaheddin was formerly in Donji Prekaz. With funding from Saudi Arabia, a well-equipped terrorist training center for Albanians was founded, who were then promoted into Mujaheddin.

AFP: HISTORIC SERBIA-KOSOVO TALKS IN VIENNA SET FOR OCTOBER 14
As the current head of the United Nations mission which has governed the province since the war, Harri Holkeri will lead the delegation from Kosovo's separatist ethnic Albanian administration.

DRAMATIC DETERIORATION IN HUMAN RIGHTS IN KOSOVO-METOHIJA
Dragoljub Micunovic, the head of a Serbia-Montenegrin parliamentary delegation at the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly session in Strasbourg, said that Kosovo-Metohija is witnessing a dramatic deterioration in human rights and called on the international community to take energetic steps to ensure full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1244, refugee return, safety and freedom of movement for all ethnic communities.

ANA PREPARES TERRORIST ATTACKS IN SOUTHERN SERBIA AND KOSOVO
The Serbian Ministry of Interior said that its operational data confirm that the Albanian terrorist organisation ANA plans to carry out terrorist attacks in southern Serbia just before the beginning of a dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.

ARACHINOVO: MACEDONIAN HOUSES BURN - POLICE REMAINS CLUELESS ABOUT ARSONISTS

Two more houses of displaced Macedonian families from Arachinovo were burning the day before yesterday in this village located in Skopje area. The houses of Pero Gelevski and Cvetan Anchevski were set on fire. The owners and their families live in shelters in Skopje for more than two years. The displaced Macedonians say that this is a message not to return to their homes.

WASHINGTON TIMES - REDRAWING BOSNIAN BORDERS
More ominously, the greatest threat to peace and stability stems from the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism in Bosnia, which seeks to either wipe out or convert all Christians in the region. The country now serves as a base for al Qaeda operatives, where numerous terrorist cells are active and plotting attacks on targets throughout Europe. In the past, Saudi Arabia has sent millions of dollars in aid to "humanitarian" agencies that encourage Bosnian Muslims to promote the doctrines of Wahhabism, a particularly intolerant and puritanical version of Islam. Mosques have been established throughout the Muslim-Croat federation, many of whom preach the need for "jihad" against the country's Catholic Croats and Orthodox Christian Serbs.

INET - FLASH NEWS FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA, SEPTEMBER 30


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