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A body of a Serb civilian killed by Kosovo Albanian extremists
Kosovo Polje, October 1999

(June - December 1999)

January 21, 2000

- Overview of terrorist and other acts of violence and of certain violations of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) in the Province of Kosovo and Metohija since the arrival of KFOR and UNMIK in the period from 12 June 1999 to 16 January 2000 -

1) Number of terrorist attacks: 3,688

- Out of which 3,491 were committed against Serbs and Montenegrins, 87 against Albanians and 110 against Roma, Muslims, Goranci, Turks and members of other nationalities.

2) Number of abducted and missing persons: 688

- Out of whom 630 were Serbs and Montenegrins, 36 Albanians and 22 members of other nationalities.

- The fate of 581 persons is still unknown; 69 abducted persons were killed, 6 persons escaped while 32 were released.

3) Number of killed persons: 793

- Out of whom 705 were Serbs and Montenegrins (22 massacred, 84 mutilated and 5 burned to death), 63 were Albanians and 25 members of other nationalities in Kosovo and Metohija.

4) The latest brutal crimes:

- Killing of the Skenderis, a four member Muslim family, in Prizren on 11 January 2000;

- Rape and killing of a 11 year old Albanian girl by a KFOR member near Vitina on 13 January 2000;

- Killing of three men of Serbian nationality who tried to return to their ancestors homes in the village of Pasjane on 16 January 2000.









5) Number of arbitrarily arrested persons by KFOR and UNMIK: 57

- Arrested Serbs are detained in prisons in Pristina, Prizren, Sojevo near Urosevac, Kosovska Mitrovica, Gnjilane, Lipljan and Kolokot Banja. They have been arrested without any explanation or charges, only on the ground of information provided by the Albanians, most frequently by the members of the terrorist so-called "KLA".

6) Number of wounded persons: 611

7) Reported cases of physical assault, harassment and inflicted grave bodily harm: 416

8) Registered cases of serious threats: 356

9) Registered number of private dwellings broken into and forcibly taken occupancy of: 776 in Pristina, over 200 in Kosovska Mitrovica, 190 in Gnjilane, 124 in Orahovac, a large number in Kosovo Polje and Lipljan.

10) Ethnic cleansing:

- In the campaign of ethnic cleansing following the deployment of KFOR and UNMIK over 350 000 Serbs, Montenegrins, Roma, Muslims, Goranci, Turks and other non-Albanians were expelled from Kosovo and Metohija, of whom 250 000 are Serbs.

- The following towns and villages are ethnically cleansed of Serbs, Roma, Muslims, Goranci and other non-Albanians:

Prizren, Djakovica, Pec, Srbica, Podujevo, Vucitrn, Glogovac, as well as the villages of the municipality of Istok; Dzakovo, Osojane, Tucepom, Kos, Zac, Belica, Krnjine, Maricane, Kacanik, Stimlje, Kmetovacka Vrbica, surroundings of Urosevac, Slivovo, Nedakovac, Nevoljane, Vrpica, Ljestar, Zegra (municipality of Gnjilane), Zitnje, Pozaranje, Grmovo, Drobes, Kabas and Binac (municipality of Vitina).

- The ethnic cleansing has been in its final stages in Pristina (all the Serbian population has been driven out of the largest residential quarters: Ulpijana, Suncani Breg, Dardanija, Univerzitetsko Naselje), Gnjilane, Urosevac, Kosovska Mitrovica, Lipljan, Kosovo Polje where 80 per cent of the Serbian population has been expelled (houses burned down, looted, property seized from the owners of shops, Albanian terrorists maltreat and physically abuse Serbs, who refused to sell their houses and move out of Kosovo and Metohija, before the very eyes of the members of KFOR), Kosovska Kamenica, area of Vitina and Kosovsko Pomoravlje, as well as in the villages of Toplicane, Rujice, Magure, Slovinja, Staro Gracko.

- Members of the terrorist "KLA" make special pressure on the region of Gora populated by indigenous ethnic group - Goranci who are not allowed to use their mother tongue, i.e. the Serbian language, in schools and in everyday life, in an attempt to misrepresent this ethnic group as members of Albanian nationality.

 The Destroyed Church With a Bell Tower

Desecrated Heritage

The ruins of the Orthodox church in Suva Reka 

 The Monastery of St. Mark in Korisa

The Church Was Mined in a Professional Way

11) Destruction of churches, monasteries and cultural monuments:

- About 80 churches, monasteries and other cultural monuments were burned down, demolished or seriously damaged including the following: the Church of Assumption of Our Lady in Dolac, monastery of St. Marco in Korisa from 1467, monastery of Prophets Kosmo and Damien in Zaociste from 14th century, the church in Kijev from the 14th century, the Holy Trinity monastery from the 14th century near Musutiste, monastery Devic built in 1440, church of St. Paraskeva in Drenik from the 16th century, church of St. Dimitri near Pec, the Orthodox church in Grmovo near Vitina, church of St. Ilija in cegra near Gnjilane, church of Holy Mother in Musutiste from 1315, church of St. Prophet Ilija in Bistricin, church of Apostles Peter and Paul in Suva Reka, monastery of St. Uros in Nerodimlje, monastery of St. Archangel Gabriel from the 14th century in Binac, church of the Holy Virgin from the 16th century in Belo Polje, church of St. John the Baptist in Pecka Banja, churches in the villages of Naklo, Vucitrn, Petrovac, Urosevac, Podgorce, Djurakovac, Krusevo, Osojane, Samodreca, Dresna near Klina, Rekovac, Petric, monastery Dinac near Vitina, Holy Trinity Cathedral in Djakovica.

- Clergy, monks were terrorized and prosecuted. More than 150 parish residences were destroyed or damaged. Over 10 000 icons and other sacred objects most of which are cultural monuments under the special protection of the State, were stolen or destroyed.

Destruction of Serb Monumetns in Post-War Kosovo





- The following cultural monuments were damaged and demolished:

1. monuments in memory of giants of Serbian and Montenegrin literature Vuk Karadcic and Petar Petrovic Njegos in the very centre of Pristina;

2. monuments in memory of King Uros in Urosevac and King Dusan in Prizren;

3. memorial to Prince Lazar in Gnjilane and the memorial to Serbian rulers from the Nemanjic dynasty in the village of Gornje Nerodimlje.

12) Forced and illegal taking over of public institutions:

- Forcible and illegal take-overs of premises and buildings of post offices, banks, medical institutions, water and power supply systems, university, elementary and secondary schools, municipal and other authorities of local administration, local communes, buildings of the Ministry of the Interior and the Army of Yugoslavia, factories, enterprises, cooperatives, etc. in Pristina (premises of the Clinical centre "Pristina" and the health station, the Federal Customs Administration, the Public Housing Company, Institute for Urban Planning, the public enterprise "Vodovod", thermal power plant "Kosovo B", depots and petrol stations of "Jugopetrol", the share-holding companies "Kosmet-Pristina", "Kosovo-Trans", the public enterprise "Energoinvest", the public enterprise "Autopristina", "Car shock absorbers plant", "Jugotrans", etc.) as well as in Prizren, Dragas, Podujevo, Lipljan, Strpci, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo Polje (with the assistance of the members of KFOR), Djakovica (with the assistance of the members of KFOR).

- By forced and illegal taking over of public enterprises and institutions over 20 000 employed Serbs, Montenegrins, Roma, Muslims, Goranci, Turks and other non-Albanians were sacked and left with no means for living.

13) Registered armed attacks on villages:

Slovinj, Maticane, Orahovac, Konjuh, Berivojce, Gornja Brnjica, the villages around Kosovska Kamenica: Grncar, Magila, Ajvalija, all the villages of the Istok-Klina region, Goracdevac near Pec, Svinjare, Klokot, Novo Brdo, Zjum, Donja and Gornja Gusterica, Susica, Badavac, Bresje, Vrbovac, Vitina, Cernice, (municipality of Gnjilane), Dobrusa, Veliko Ropotovo (municipality of Kosovska Kamenica), Partes (municipality of Gnjilane), Pasjane (municipality of Gnjilane), Ljestar, Budriga, Dobrotin (municipality of Lipljan), Grncar, Binac, Ranilug, Silovo, Odovce, Rajanovce, Bosce, caglavica, Paravolo, Lebane, Gojbulja, in the following villages in the area of the municipality of Gora: Brodosvce, Belobrod, Kukavce - frequent attacks against the houses of Goranci, Muslims and Albanians who are loyal to the FR of Yugoslavia.

- All this runs counter to the assertions about the disarming of the terrorist "KLA".

14) Sieges of towns and villages:

Gadnje, Orahovac and Velika Hoca, Koretin, villages around Gnjilane, Prilucje, Gornja Srbica, Goracdevac. About 3 500 Serbs, residents of Orahovac, have been living for more than seven months since the deployment of KFOR and UNMIK in the only concentration camp in Europe after the Second World War - under the siege of the terrorist "KLA".

15) Armed threats against villages and terror committed on a daily basis against non-Albanian population:

Ugljari, Srpski Babus, Stimlje, Novo Selo, Bresje, the area around Kosovo Polje, Milosevo (against which the armed attack was carried out), village of Zebnice (dramatic humanitarian situation), majority of the mainly Croatian Catholic population who lived in the villages of Letinice, Vrnez, Vrnavo Kolo and Sasare have moved out, Drenovac (50 Serbs massacred), village of Cernice (series of incidents in which members of the US contingent of KFOR maltreated Serbs), Pocaranje, Gotovusa, Gatnje, Zubin Potok, Veliki Alas, Vrelo and Radevo.

16) The looted Serb villages from which the residents were forced out:

Mucicani, Slivovo, Orlovic, Dragas, the area around Kosovo Polje, Sofalija, Livadice, Mirovac, Sirinicka cupa, Medregovac, Grace, Zociste, Sofalije, Dragoljevac, Tomance, Koretin, Lestar, Donja Sipasnica.

17) Serb neighbourhoods set on fire:

Istok, Klina, Donja Lapastica, Obrandca, Velika Reka, Perane, Lause, the villages around Podujevo, Grace, Donja Dubica, Zociste, Orahovac, Naklo, Vitomirice, Belo Polje, Kojlovice, Alos-Toplicane, Krajiste, Rudnik, Donji Strmac, Goles (municipality of Lipljan), Orlovic (municipality of Pristina), Krpimej and Lausa (municipality of Podujevo), Mucicane ( all Serbian houses burned down), Zaimovo, Denovac, Lesjane, Gornje and Donje Nerodimlje (all Serbian houses looted and then burned down), Sinaje (municipality of Istok), Belovac, Mali Talinovac, Ljubicda, Klobuka (municipality of Kosovska Kamenica).

18) Registered number of homes burnt down: about 50 000 houses of Serbs, Roma, Muslims, Goranci and other non-Albanians were burned down in Kosovo and Metohija.

Serb houses set on fire in Zegra village
Serb houses burning in the Serb village of Zegra, June 99 The village was burned by
local Albanians. KFOR soldiers standing by and watching

19) Registered number of illegal entries of foreign citizens into the territory of the FR of Yugoslavia (Kosovo and Metohija) without the necessary papers (visas and registration of stay with the competent authorities): 677

- Over 200 000 foreigners have illegally entered into the Province with the consent of UNMIK and KFOR. The Government of the FR of Yugoslavia has officially requested on several occasions their expulsion. These requests have not been met although those persons are international terrorists, criminals, drug dealers, mafia members, women and children traders, organizers of bordellos and other forms of international crime.

20) Registered number of stolen vehicles: over 12 000 vehicles. As a result of open borders with Macedonia and Albania 250 000 vehicles were brought into Kosovo and Metohija without payment of customs duties and most of these vehicles were stolen.

21) Registered number of criminal acts of illicit trafficking and possession of goods without appropriate documents: 137

22) Registered number of cases of violation of the land security zone by KFOR 236

Terrorism of Albanian separatists

Total number of terrorist attacks 3,688
- Serbs and Montenegrins 3,491
- Albanians 87
- members of other nationalities 110

Killed 793

- Serbs and Montenegrins 705
- Albanians 63
- members of other nationalities 25

Wounded 611
- Serbs and Montenegrins 572
- Albanians 18
- members of other nationalities 21

Kidnapped and missing 688
- Serbs and Montenegrins 630
- Albanians 36
- members of other nationalities 22

Fate of kidnapped and missing

Killed 69
Escaped 6
Unaccounted-for 581
Released 32


Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs