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Kosova Daily Report #1570, 98-10-02

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Kosova Information Center
Prishtina, 2 October 1998


  • [01] Summary from President Rugova's Press Conference
  • [02] Several Albanians Wounded in Jezerc as Village Comes Under Serb Fire Friday
  • [03] Serbs Pound Two Villages of Malisheva on Friday
  • [04] Over 50 Serb Artillery Shells Land in Krelan Village of Gjakova
  • [05] Villagers Find Bodies of Three Albanians After Serbs Leave Area
  • [06] Identity of Three Other Killed Albanians Confirmed in Vushtrri
  • [07] Body of Albanian Found in Sibovc, North of Prishtina
  • [08] Dead Albanian, Abducted Earlier by Serbs, Found Near His Village
  • [09] ANNEX: Names of 183 Albanians Killed in Kosova Since 22 September

  • [01] Summary from President Rugova's Press Conference

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - The President of the Republic of Kosova Dr. Ibrahim Rugova said today the situation in Kosova has continued to be very grave and dangerous. He condemned in the strongest possible terms the massive massacres at the Obri e Eperme village in Drenica, and at the Vraniq village of Suhareka, committed by Serb police and military forces. This is a proof that ethnic cleansing of Kosova is the Belgrade's goal, Dr. Rugova said.

    President Rugova said that as a result of the continued Serb offensive over the past several days, dozens of people have been killed and wounded, mainly children, women and elderly. Several Albanians have been massacred at the Vraniq village of Suhareka as they had been returning to their homes, President Rugova stressed, adding that thousands of displaced Albanians ares still in the mountains. He emphasized that according to a Human Rights Council account, over 1400 Albanians have been killed, hundreds of other are reported missing, and around 2000 have been arrested in Kosova since March this year.

    President Rugova denounced the increased Serb violence and repression against political and humanitarian activists throughout Kosova.

    Dr. Rugova pressed for an immediate cessation of the Serb offensive. He pointed out that Serb forces, instead of withdrawing, have only changed tactical positions The Kosova President urged international community, first and foremost USA, UE, UN, and NATO to take Kosova and its people under protection.

    An independent Kosova, with all guarantees for local Serbs, and an international protectorate as an interim stage, is the best solution, President Rugova emphasized.

    He welcomed the condemnation by the UN Security Council of Serb massacres in Kosova. International intervention to protect a people is a humane intervention, aid of human being to a human being, it is a sublime act and victory of mankind, Dr. Rugova said, and urged the UN Security Council to further its commitment to Kosova.

    Asked for his reaction to the UN Security Council Statement, President Rugova said that he calls for a more substantial international intervention in Kosova.

    'If finally there is a military intervention - What do expect to achieve?' a reporter asked. President Rugova said 'it is critical at this point to stop the Serbian military machinery and to save the Kosova people. It is a question of humanism. Otherwise, we will see more massacres, and a massive ethnic cleansing of Kosova.'

    [02] Several Albanians Wounded in Jezerc as Village Comes Under Serb Fire Friday

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - At least half a dozen local Albanians were reported wounded at Jezerc village of Ferizaj ('Urosevac') during a Serb forces' attack today (Friday) morning. The village came under heavy artillery fire for a couple of hours this morning, the LDK chapter in Ferizaj said.

    The village of Jezerc was under repeated Serb fire since last Sunday when the Serbs kicked of a large-scale offensive against the communities in the Shtime-Freizaj-Suhareka triangle, south-west of Prishtina. Jezerc was pounded with artillery fire on Thursday morning and overnight too, local sources reported.

    The LDK information Commission in Ferizaj said several Albanians were wounded in Jezerc today. At least two of them are in a life- threatening condition and unable to be evacuated as the area has been tightly sealed off by the Serb troops. Around 1500 Albanians have found themselves kept inside a virtual siege for days, sources said.

    [03] Serbs Pound Two Villages of Malisheva on Friday

    Identity of 9 more victims established in Malisheva municipality

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - The villages of Maxhar& and Dragobil in the municipality of Malisheva were pounded with machine-gun fire today from two Serb positions, local sources reported The LDK Information Commission of Malisheva said Serb forces entered into the village of Dragobil today. The Serbs looted food ad other supplies from the local population.

    Sources reported of clashes between the Serb forces and member of the Liberation Army of Kosova (U^K) later in the day today near Dragobil. Serb forces enforcement was sent to the area from the Kijeva base later.

    Meanwhile, the Malisheva LDK Information Commission confirmed the identity of nine more Albanians killed during the latest Serb attacks in the villages of Gollubovc, Plo^ic& and Llazic&: Fazli Hoxhaj (41), Selman Gashi (31), Rrustem Maloku (42), Rasim Maloku (38), Muhamet Maloku (35), Halim Maloku (37), Ahmet Malokun (25) Aziz Maloku (48) e Ilaz Maliq Javori.

    [04] Over 50 Serb Artillery Shells Land in Krelan Village of Gjakova

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - At least 50 Serb artillery missiles landed in the village of Kralan of Gjakova on Thursday, local sources reported today.

    The LDK chapter in Gjakova said yesterday the village of Kralan came under heavy Serb artillery fire in the morning hours. The LDK could not confirm if there were human casualties in the village during the yesterday's shelling.

    The Krelan village was badly destroyed during an attack last month.

    Part of the population which returned to the village has been sheltered in house basements that survived the shelling or in some make-shift huts.

    [05] Villagers Find Bodies of Three Albanians After Serbs Leave Area

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - Local sources in Suhareka said today they have learned the identity of three other Albanians killed during Serb offensives in the area since last weekend.

    Several Suhareka villages and in the neighboring municipalities of Shtime and Ferizaj, south-west of Prishtina, were targeted by a huge offensive of the Serb forces since Monday morning.

    The LDK chapter in Suhareka named the three victims as: Qazim Kololli (60), resident of Budakov&, and Arif Ndrecaj (80) and his wife Xhyzide Ndrecaj (78) residents of Mati^eva. The bodies of the couple were carbonated. They have not been removed yet from the site they were found.

    The bodies of thee three victims were found after the Serb troops left the two villages, the LDK chapter said.

    [06] Identity of Three Other Killed Albanians Confirmed in Vushtrri

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - The LDK chapter in Vushtrri reported today of three more Albanians killed in a Serb offensive against Albanian communities in the area during the last decade of September.

    The LDK chapter said Nazif Aliu, resident of Strofc, died yesterday from the wounds he had sustained during the shelling of his village by the Serbs, whereas the dead body of Ajvaz Hasani (34), was found in his village of Zhilivod&.

    Another corpse was found in Zhilivod& but it cold not be identified still as it was badly carbonated. A local resident of the village Sk&nder Aliu (42) has been missing for long time, sources sauid.

    At least 56 Albanians have been killed in the villages of Vushtrri since the conflict break-out in Kosova, according to accounts of the local groups. The LDK Information Commission in Vushtrri said today 25 villages have been shelled in the area since spring, 15 were badly burned, while the local population was forces to flee from 38 villages amidst continued attacks by Serb police, army and paramilitary forces.

    [07] Body of Albanian Found in Sibovc, North of Prishtina

    An Albanian woman from Sibovc, wounded during Serb attack on her village dies in Prishtina

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - Ajete Kelmendi, wounded earlier this year during a Serb attacks on his Sibovc village in Obiliq, was buried Thursday in the Prishtina cemetery. Family members of the late Ajete Kelmendi told the KIC she was wounded on 23 July, during a Serb onslaught in the village. Several other local residents of Sibovc were wounded that day.

    Sources in Vushtrri said that the body of Fejzullah Krasniqi (55) was found today in his village of Sibovc. His body was mutilated, witnesses said.

    Local residents said they called today international agencies based in Kosova to visit the village and witness ho badly the body of Fejzullah Krasniqi was mutilated.

    [08] Dead Albanian, Abducted Earlier by Serbs, Found Near His Village

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - The mutilated body of a 40-year-old Albanian, Daut Abdullah Rexhepi, was found today near his village of Vi^& in Sht&rpca, the southernmost Kosovar municipality.

    The LDK chapter in Ferizaj said the late Daut Rexhepi was abducted by Serb troops while taking his kids to school on Monday.

    The body of another Albanian Sami Bakiu (27), was fund on Thursday at the Bitia e Ul&t village in the same municipality. Sources said the late Bakiu could not leave his village before a Serb forces attack on Tuesday.

    The Bitia village and other communities in Shterpca were attacked on several occasions by the Serb troops during this past week. On Wednesday after having pounded Bitia with artillery fire the Serb troops entered the village and set ablaze at least 8 farmhouses of local Albanians.

    A foreign reporter who spoke on condition of anonymity told the KIC he witnessed himself Serb forces' operations in Bitia village on Tuesday. Serb police ordered the local Albanians to leave the village at once or else they would see themselves burning together with their homes.

    [09] ANNEX: Names of 183 Albanians Killed in Kosova Since 22 September

    PRISHTINA, Oct 2 (KIC) - Since 22 September 1998, when the Serb forces launched a huge offensive against Albanian villages in the ^i^avica mountain area straddling the municipalities Sk&nderaj, Gllogovc, Vushtrri, Mitrovica and Obiliq, north-west of Prishtina, the Kosova Information Center (KIC) sources on the ground identified 167 killed Albanians. Many were massacred, executed, shot in the head from short distance, were stabbed to death, burned in their houses or with a acid (at least one case in Gollobovc village) or mutilated in different ways. Amongst the victims there were several-months old babies, children, women, including pregnant ones, old persons, sick and weak people who could not flee their homes before Serb crackdowns on their villages, etc.

    Below is the list of the killed Albanian the KIC sources on the ground have reported of during the past ten days: Sheremet Bajrush Sheremeti (42), Rrahim Mehmeti (60), Hajrullah Gjaka (63), Bislim Kamber Brahimi (32), Nysret Abdurrahim Ferati (60), Adem Tafil Azemi (38), Sali Adem Sejdiu (26), Selim Jashar Sagaqi (65), Faton Syla (15), Bahtie Gashi, Behxhet Islam Karaxha, Sk&nder Fetah Karaxha, Bashkim Abdullah Krasniqi, Hajzer Hajdari, a Hajzer's son-in-law, Bajram Beqir Krasniqi, Bajram Bajrami (40) his brother Qamil Bajrami (20), Hysni Shabani (23) and his brother Elhami Shabani (15), Naim Musliu (34), Fejzullah Ramadani (23), Naim Salihu (25), Lulzim Gashi, Sadullah Selman Dibrani (47), Jetullah Dibrani (20, Fitore Klinaku (12) Shyqyri Krasniqi, Beqir Morina's son from Gllobar, Murat Muharrem Haliti (33), Fatmir Hajrush Ahmeti (22), Hajrush Qamil Ahmeti (55), Daut Fazli Avdiu (56), Milazim Sinan Behrami (75), Shyqyri Islam Islami (57), his wife Fatime Islami (51), Selvete Avdi Islami (21), Agim Ademi, Mursel Shabani's wife, Mustaf& Shuti, Milazim Mani and his mother Kada Mani, Sheremet Bajrushi, Shasivar Isa Ademi (51), Fatmir Shasivar Ademi (17), Burim Ramadan Ademi (17), Gani Fazli Ademi (16), Bajram Bejtullah Sahiti (33), Agim Selim Ademi (28), Hetem Rizah Halili (45), Bujar Hetem Halili (16), Bekim Miftar Halili (22), Nazmi Veli Halili (25) and Nexhat Kadri Halili (17), Sejdi Kabashi (22), Haradin Islam Lahu (43), Enver Kastrati (40), Hasime Shabani (50), Mexhid Hamit Bislimi (33), Xhavit Haradin Bislimi (40), Driton Shaban Brahimi (22), Kadri Miftar Mehmeti (22), Adem Lushtaku, Enver Halit Ferati (42), Muhamet Rrahman Idrizi (53), Feriz Rrustem Shala (43), Murat Muharrem Haliti (33), Hajrush Qamil Ahmeti (55), his son Fatmir Ahmeti (22), Daut Fazli Avdiu (56), Fetije Bislim Bislimi (32), Sylejman Rrustem Kafexholli (70), Kujtim Kerlani (44), Ramadan Islam Muleta (1954), Besim Rexhep Muleta (1975), Bashkim Tahir Muleta (1971), Lutfi Hyseni (65), Selatin Hyseni (28), Halit Hyseni (40), Hamit Hyseni (41), Idriz Mehmeti (83) nga Oshlani, Hysen Murati nga Balinci, Hazir Qerim Avdyli, Rifat Myftar Fejza, Bajram Beqir Krasniqi, Behram Hazir Morina; Rrustem Fetah Karaxha, Shyqri Hajdin Krasniqi, Muhamet Krasniqi, Bashkim Avdullah Krasniqi, Myftar Shaban Kurrumeli, Xhevat Sheqir Berisha, Hafize Jetullah Llugani, Hamit Lladrofci, Fehmi Lladrovci, his wife Xhevahire Krasniqi-Lladrovci, Brahim Ajet Avdulli, Hajdar Ismaili, Selim Myftari, Hamit Zymberi, Bahtie Gashi, Sefer Tafaleci, Mehmet Azem Saliuku, dr. Lec Bislim Uka, Hajzer Hajdari, Haxhi Ahmet Krasniqi, Sabri Sara^i's mother, Adem Sali Deliu (33), Hava Imer Deliu (65), Jeton Imer Deliu (10), Hamide Sali Deliu (60), Valmir Adem Deliu (1.6), Luljeta Imer Deliu (25), Lumnije Imer Deliu (30), Mihane Imer Deliu (25), Donjeta Hajriz Deliu (4), Gentiana Hajriz Deliu (7), Zahide Hajriz Deliu (27), Fazli Deliu (90), Ali Deli Deliu (63), Pajazit Rrustem Deliu (65), Zeqir Jonuz Deliu (44), Mustaf& Fejza, Rifat Fejza, Hazir Avdyli, Hasan Maloku, Sadri Mu^olli, a man surnamed Tluna, Ahmet Alush Pantina (19), Hasan Beq& Morina (22), Dervish Cen Maloku (60), Sejdi Bali Gashi (60), Deli Bali Gashi, Zenel Morina (30), Fitim Sadri Elshani (22), Vehbi Ejup Hoxha (48), Faik Aziz Braiqi (16), Fahredin Sejd& Braiqi, Sabit Met& Buzllaku (62), Fejz& Brahim Braiqi (45), Afrim Ramadan Braiqi (30), Zymer Ali Buzhala (55), Murat Kurtish Kokollari (55), Adem Imer Buzhala (58), Bajram Durmish Byty^i (1969), Mehaz Mjekiqi, Xhemshir Ademaj (35), Habib Deliu, Driton Hysenaj (14), Haki Liman Krasniqi (1967), Shefqet Haki Krasniqi (1965), Sk&nder Hyd& Krasniqi (1970, Ali Met& Krasniqi (1818, Mehdi Syl& Morina (1953), Ilaz Maliq Javori (1953), Bashkim Tahir Muleta (27), Burim Hamdi Elshani, Milaim Bajram Bugari (20) nga Suhareka, Hafir Elshani (35) nga Sllapuzhani, Rasim K. Kolgeci (15), Hazir Bajraktari, Hysen Rifat Pantina, Arsim Is& Ibrahimi (14), Musa Shaban Sheremeti (60), Xhevdet Deriqi (38), Rrustem Hysenaj (80), Mehmet Xhemajlaj (70), Ajvaz Hasani (34), Nazif Aliu, Sami M. Bakiu, Qazim Kololli (60), Arif Ndrecaj (80) and his wife Xhyzide Ndrecaj (78) Fazli Hoxhajn (41), Selman Gashin (31), Rrustem Maloku (42), Rasim Maloku (38), Muhamet Maloku (35), Halim Maloku (37), Ahmet Maloku (25) Aziz Maloku (48), Ilaz Maliq Javori, Fejzullah Krasniqi (55) Daut Abdullah Rexhepi (40).

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