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Kosova Daily Report #1571, 98-10-03

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

Kosova Information Center
KOSOVA DAILY REPORT #1571
Prishtina, 3 October 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] Serb Military Resumes Shelling Border Area Villages
  • [02] Serb Massacres Uncovered, Mutilated Bodies of 20 More Albanians Found in Gllogovc Area
  • [03] Serb Forces Killed 7-8 Albanians at Jezerc Village of Ferizaj This Week
  • [04] Bodies of Two More Albanians Killed by Serb Forces in Drenica Found
  • [05] One Albanian Killed, One Wounded by Serb Forces in Sibovc Village
  • [06] More Slain Albanians Found, Final Casualty-toll Still Unknown in Suhareka Area
  • [07] Albanian Claims His Wife and Children Slaughtered by Serb Forces
  • [08] Serb Reinforcements Head for Re^an Village of Suhareka
  • [09] Serb Forces' Tank Drags Albanian from Petrova to Shtime
  • [10] Serb Forces Have Laid Mines, Poisoned Wells in Shal& e Bajgor&s Villages
  • [11] Serb Minister Forms Mock Government with Quislings in Kosova

  • [01] Serb Military Resumes Shelling Border Area Villages

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Serb military last night resumed shelling villages along the Kosova-Albania border area, local sources said, adding that fighting between Serb troops and local Albanian resistance forces continued today (Saturday).

    The sound of gunfire and detonations could be heard in all the Reka e Keqe region's villages in the municipality of Gjakova, LDK sources said today morning. There has been no word on casualties yet.

    Heavy Serb military and police reinforcements, including tanks, armoured cars, and lorries, have reportedly been sent today to the Reka e Keqe region. Serb forces are not withdrawing, bur rather reinforcing, sources said.

    Serb forces have turned Albanian houses and property into their bases in the villages of Duzhnje, Popoc, Ponoshec, Brovin&, Molliq, Nivokaz. Serbs forced their way into Albanian houses after having driven their occupants out.

    After two days of Serb shelling of the village of Krelan, the local population is living dramatic moments. Thousands of residents of Krelan have been living rough in the open between the villages of Gllogjan and Nepole of Peja ('Pec').

    [02] Serb Massacres Uncovered, Mutilated Bodies of 20 More Albanians Found in Gllogovc Area

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Local human rights activists in Gllogovc have identified the bodies of 20 more civilian Albanians killed and mutilated by Serb troops during the recent Serb offensive in the municipality of Gllogovc, the chapter of the Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) said today.

    The CDHRF said the bodies of these Albanians have been found: Sadri Maloku and Naim Qazim Kluna from Poklek i Vjet&r; Zeqir Brahim Fazliu and Sk&nder Emin Bardiqi from Gradica; Bilall Demaku, Vesel Mursel Demaku, Xhevdet Is& Demiqi and Driton Hysenaj, all massacred, with their throats slit with knives.

    Meanwhile, the local chapter of the CDHRF reported the discovery of the mutilated bodies of these Albanians: Valdet Xhemajli, Afrim Hajdaraj, Menduhije Ymer Deliu (f), Habit Deliu and Hysen Deliu from Obria e Ep&rme, Fatos Sherif Krasniqi and Sk&nder Liman Shala from Negrovc village, Fejz& Ramadan Ramadani and Naim Salihu from Shtutica, Afrim Kli^ina from Baica, Mursel Sefedini from Shtrubullova, and the body of Islam Ali Shala from Krajkova village.

    [03] Serb Forces Killed 7-8 Albanians at Jezerc Village of Ferizaj This Week

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Serb forces have killed seven to eight Albanians during their offensive against the village of Jezerc in the municipality of Ferizaj ('Urosevac'), the Prishtina-based Council for the Defense of Human Rights and Freedoms (CDHRF) said.

    The CDHRF reported that Serb forces have killed Gursel Sylejmani, Bajram Sylejmani, Sejdi Sejdiu, Kemajl Hetemi, Bashkim Vishi, as well as two other Albanians who have not yet been identified.

    Meanwhile, Brahim S. Halilaj told the LDK chapter in Ferizaj his father Sejdi Halilaj (65) has been killed earlier this week in his native village of Jezerc. It is not clear, whether Sejdi was one of the two unidentified persons.

    Sejdi Halilaj was reportedly a sick and invalid person. His body lies still in front of his houses, uncollected and buried, Brahim Halilaj said.

    LDK sources said over 1,500 residents of the village of Jezerc have been encircled by Serb forces since Tuesday, when the village was shelled.

    The LDK chapter head in Ferizaj, Mr. Adem Salihaj, called on international organizations to step in urgently so as to save these people, mostly women, children and the elderly, who are under danger of being slaughtered by Serb forces.

    [04] Bodies of Two More Albanians Killed by Serb Forces in Drenica Found

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - The bodies of two killed Albanians have been found today, Murat Musliu, a local CDHRF activist in Skenderaj ('Srbica') told the KIC. He said Xhemile Jakupi (f, 60), resident of Cerovik village of Klina, was killed by Serb forces on 29 September, whereas Fitim Jakupi (22) was killed on 26 September while fleeing Serb forces in the Vu^ak mountains.

    Serb forces have wounded Xhemile's husband, Salih Jakupi, as well as Nebih Rrusta, both residents of Cerovik, Mr. Musliu said.

    [05] One Albanian Killed, One Wounded by Serb Forces in Sibovc Village

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - During their assault on the village of Sibovc, Serb forces killed Ibrahim Pllana (55) and wounded Nazmi Kongjeli (22), both residents of this village of the municipality of Obiliq, sources said.

    Also in this village Hajriz Kelmendi (80) was wounded, taken a prisoner by Serb forces, and went missing, sources added.

    [06] More Slain Albanians Found, Final Casualty-toll Still Unknown in Suhareka Area

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Reports from Suhareka indicate that more Albanians than initially thought have been slain by Serb troops in the villages of this municipality, local LDK sources said.

    The mutilated body of a 74-year-old Albanian has been found in the village of Grei^ec. He was slaughtered and buried by Serb paramilitaries, sources said. Beside his body the implement with which he was slaughtered has been found, they added, without specifying what it was. The body of slain Halim Bungu (36) is in the local mosque at Grei^ec, LDK sources said.

    In the village of Vraniq a half-burned corpse has been found, which could not be identified. Other civilian Albanians are suspected slaughtered by Serb forces there.

    In Budakova village, the body of the slaughtered Rexhep Kokollari (65), a native resident, has been found, whereas in Mohlan the charred body of Florim Gashi (28) has been found, too.

    The LDK chapter in Suhareka said the mutilated bodies of several unidentified persons have been spotted near the Buzhala family compound at Grei^ec village.

    The LDK said the number of killed Albanians is by all means higher.

    The problem is the attacked villages are still sealed off by heavy Serb forces.

    [07] Albanian Claims His Wife and Children Slaughtered by Serb Forces

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Sami Ahmetaj, who was wounded and is currently being treated in the Prizren hospital, said Serb forces have slaughtered his wide and children.

    The LDK chapter in Suhareka, which cited his account, has not offered details as to the number of family members allegedly slaughtered, or the location where the atrocity occurred.

    [08] Serb Reinforcements Head for Re^an Village of Suhareka

    Hundreds of Albanians living in dire humanitarian conditions

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - At 11:00 hrs today (Saturday), three lorryloads of Serb policemen headed for the village of Re^an, LDK sources in Suhareka said.

    The LDK chapter said fresh massacres are feared amidst this reinforcement drive in the Suhareka villages.

    The Albanian population is living under dire conditions. Last night and today torrential rains made the life of people out in the open terrible. Hundreds of residents of the villages of V&rshec, Strava^in&, ^adrak, Grej^ec, Budakov& are said to be living rough in the open.

    In the gullies of Llanisht some 1,500 Albanians have been sheltering out, whereas at Topill& around 200, sources said. They have no food, no blankets, no medication.

    [09] Serb Forces' Tank Drags Albanian from Petrova to Shtime

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - On 30 September, Serb forces arrested Bislim Bislimi in Petrov& village of Shtime, the CDHRF reported.

    Serb forces had Mr. Bislimi - resident of Drobesh village of Viti - clothed in U^K uniform, tied to a tank, and dragged to Shtime, the Council said.

    Bislim Bislimi has been hospitalized in Prishtina, and his health condition is grave, sources said.

    [10] Serb Forces Have Laid Mines, Poisoned Wells in Shal& e Bajgor&s Villages

    Albanian returnees shot at

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - Serb forces have laid mines in the villages of Shal& e Bajgor&s region, LDK sources in Mitrovica reported.

    Last month, Serb forces assaulted the mountainous Albanian- inhabited region straddling the municipalities of Mitrovica, Vushtrri and Podujeva.

    Mines have been reportedly found in the courtyard of the elementary school at Bare village, but also in the family courtyards of Albanians in several villages.

    Serb forces have poured a sort of poisoning powder in the wells used for drinking water, the LDK chapter in Mitrovica said.

    Meanwhile, sources said Serb soldiers positioned at Kutllofc base opened fire in the direction of four Albanians Friday afternoon.

    Miftar Januzi (62), his son Astrit Jonuzi (16), as well as Nuhi Januzi (45) and his son Adnan Januzi (15), residents of Mazhiq village, were targeted. They were not hit, though.

    The Albanians had gone back to their homes to see the damage caused to them by Serb forces.

    [11] Serb Minister Forms Mock Government with Quislings in Kosova

    The nation of Kosova has a democratically elected President, the Parliament and the Government of the Republic of Kosova

    PRISHTINA, Oct 3 (KIC) - A Serb minister, Zoran Andjelkovic, has reportedly named an executive council (government) for Kosova.

    Under his chairmanship, the mock government will include members such as Verica Tepavcevic-Aleksic, Bosko Drobnjak, Selim Gugjufi, Gulbehar Sabovic, Petrit Kostari, Qerim Abazi, Nexhmedin Kaliqanaj, Ratomir Jocic, Ibro Vait, Zejnelabedin Kuresi, Vesko Piric, Vukasin Andric, Bashkim Hisari, Faik Jashari, Bajram Haliti, Dragutin Markovic, and Xhafer Gjuka.

    Zoran Andjelkovic, a Milosevic mediocre puppet, has been notorious for his part in the Serb constitutional crackdown on the Kosova federal status in late eighties as well as campaigns of Communist purges here.

    Some of the people included in Andjelkovic's "cabinet" are notorious quislings working with Serb occupation authorities in Kosova for years.

    Bashkim Hisari, whose name has been included in the "provisional executive council of Kosovo and Metohija", told the KIC by phone today he had refused membership in it.

    Although pressure has been put on him, he said "he would never accept being a member of any government under the prevailing circumstances".

    The nation of Kosova has a democratically elected President, the Parliament, and the Government of the Republic of Kosova.

    The people of Kosova see mock governments 'a la Andjelkovic' with utter contempt.

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