Burining of the Serbian village Svinjare, March 17
Kosovo Albanian mob rushed towards
the Serbian village of Svinjare south of Mitrovica. KFOR apparently was not
willing to defend the village and only evacuated Serb civilians to the North
side of the River Ibar. Albanians made their way to the village, looted all
homes and burned 150 houses. Kosovo Albanians took Serb
possessions in trucks, tractors and other vehicles and nobody stopped them.
The village was completely destroyed although the KFOR base was erected to
protect this Serb enclave.