Gjakovë, April 25 (Kosovapress) The city of Gjakova and the villages around are under wild serbian terror. For every single day, albanians houses are being looted and burnt by serbian terrorist police.Numerous serbian forces with tanks and armored vehicles are placed in the Gjakova´s bus station where it’s environs are declared as military zones.Whereas sport gymnasium “Shani Nushi”there are indications that 120 albanian young people from Gjakova are being kept there.Our sources are confirming that there are no informations about Mark Malota, Besim Nagavci,Hysen Nagavci,Gëzim Bella,Arben Kumnova,Lutfi Bunjaku with his son, Shpëtim Ymeraga,Dem Binishi,a son of Osman Efendiu,two brothers with the surname Qerkezi fate, who were arrested three weeks ago etc.It is known that killings of albanian people by serbian terrorists have continued even during these days.In the “Sadik Stavileci” road,these persons have been killed into their houses: Skënder Binaku, Ruzhdi Curri, Xhemail Qiraxhia, Xhevat Bega with his son,one person with surname Dafota, Pleurat Qiraxhia and two unidentified persons ,whereas Ylber Xërxa is wounded. Near by the interior secretary affairs building,these persons have been killed:Nuredin Zherka, Mehmet Ukë Krasniqi and another one person unknown.Meanwhile the family of Ganiu,has been burnt alive inside his home.Only one young person member of this family was lucky one to survive. Some sources are reporting to us that during yesterday,serbian forces after burnings in the new block they have killed three other persons:one with the surname Krasniqi and two others with the surname Dedaj. Grave situation is prevailing in Reka e Keqe whose villages are emptied.KLA units are keeping strong to their positions and they have caused to serbian terrorist forces a lot of losses in the combatians held in the Reka e Keqe and in the Dushkaja.The exact number of the killed enemy soldiers is unknown,but there are predictions that this number is over than 100.The KLA forces have reached to destroy tens of the enemy tanks and other armored vehicles.There are informations also that tens of the serbian soldiers are deserting,meanwhile the ranks of the KLA are increasing day by day with new volunteers.The moral among the KLA soldiers is very high and they are finishing their duties with honour and successfully in accordance with war conditions.
Lipjan, April 25 (Kosovapress) Our confidential sources are reporting that on April 15 in the village Sllovi, commune of Lipjani, serbian terrorist forces have committed new another massacre over civilian albanian population. In this case, 31 persons have been killed, 11 others are being wounded, whereas 13 others either are arrested, killed or disappeared. The massacred and killed persons in the village Sllovi of Lipjani on April 15 are: Faik H. Krasniqi (39), Rifat Gashi (47), Ajvaz Gashi (55), a girl about 20 years old and a woman about 50 years old. There 5 other unidentified persons for whom is supposed to have been guest in this village, whereas Milaim Gashi (21) is wounded. The arrested or disappeared persons are: Bajram Gashi (34), Jakup Gashi (43), Agim Berisha (35), Ilmi Berisha, Ramadan Kryeziu (30), Mehdi Pacolli (53), Murat Gashi (65) with his nephew from Prishtina, Enver Gashi (41) with his son, Ymer Gashi (39). Also there no reports about four other persons who were inside in their houses during that day: Mehmet Sopa (75), Shehide Sopa (90), Qamile Sopa (68) and Adem Bytyqi (55). There is a fear that the number of the massacred and disappeared people is higher. meanwhile, two persons from the village Zhegoc, are killed and they are buried in the lavenders of Sllovisë. In Terbufc, near Sllovisë a girl has been killed whereas another young girl and an old age man are being wounded.
Klinë, April 25 (Kosovapress) Our sources direct from the region are reporting that in the mountains of the villages of Golluboc and Negroc, eight cadavers of the massacred albanians by serbian terrorist have been found.These albanian civilians are massacred a week ago by serbian terrorists. The massacred persons are: Sheremet Brahim Maloku (65) Avni Aziz Maloku (16) Mexhit Ramiz Maloku (15) Jeton Muharrem Maloku (16) Zeqir Rexhep Gashi (55), Sylë Haxhi Thaçi (86), all from Plloqica, commune of Klinë. Also, two unidentified cadavers have been found. There indications that there a lot of other cadavers to be found in the mountains of these villages, all albanian civilians massacred and killed by serbian terrorists.
Prishtinë, April 25 (Kosovapress) Dr. Flora Brovina, age (48), doctor, publicist and well-known humanitarian person from Prishtina, according to some sources not completely confirmed, is being kidnapped by serbian terrorist forces in the ward “Aktash” of Prishtina before three days. Dr. Flora Brovina was not displaced from Prishtina. She was famous about her medical and humanitarian work in the service of the civil population of Prishtina.
Kaçanik, April 25 (Kosovapress) New serbian military reinforcements have arrive today in Kaçanik by two buses and two military trucks. They are placed in Dushkajë, ward that extend in the left side of Kaçaniku entrance. Serbian terrorist and all their military means are being placed in empty albanian houses. In the village Bob, in the left side of Kaçaniku exit, serbian forces are being placed. Former sanatorium, which later became a sanitary textile factory “Saniteks” above Kaçanik, is full of masked serbian military technique. This factory now is transformed in a military barrack. It is estimated that only in Kaçanik, over than 700 serbian troops are being placed and they are equipped with heavy military technique, whereas Kaçanik now from its 10.000 inhabitant, counts only serbian troops placed there because albanian civil population was forced to leave by serbian bar bars. Meanwhile in Kaçanik i Vjetër, in the left side of its entrance, a lot of armoured military vehicles are being placed there and they are covered with hay.There are a lot of serbian soldiers placed in the albanian houses behind the school in Kaçanik të Vjetër. There are other bases of serbian military-police forces in Drenogllavë, then in Gurët e Zezë, at the police network in the road Doganaj-Tetovë, and between villages Stagovë, Kaçanik i Vjetër and Begracë, and there are missile systems placed there too.
Podjevë, April 25 (Kosovapress) Over than 70 civil albanians are being massacred in the latest serbian terrorist offensive in the region of Gallapi. These are the massacred persons that could have been identified up to now: Mehmet Muharrem Bala (47), from Rimanishta Fadil Mehmet Bala (19), from Rimanishta Avdyl Osman Sejdiu (50), from Rimanishta, all these three persons have been burnt Mehdi Sefa (21), from Podjeva Nysret Jaha, Faik Jaha (49) Fadil Jaha (43), Fehmi Osman Musolli (52), from Shajkoci Hazir Ejup Selmani (19), from Surkishi Fadil Hazir Ademi (24), from Gërdoci Ferat Azem Bajoku (63), from Dyzi Rifat Azem Bajoku (57), from Dyzi Vesel Azem Bajoku (71), from Dyzi Sadik Bajram Berisha (60), from Dyzi Ragip Mulolli, from Shajkoci Behram Haziri, from Podjeva Isa A. Mustafa (44), from Bellopoja Shefki Ramë Llugaliu (74), from Surkishi Mustafë Ismail Llapashtica (43), from Dyzi Sahit Ejup Elshani (45), from Dyzi Latif Maliq Berisha (43), from Batllava Hazir Shaip Islami (65), from Dyzi Hasan Bajrami (50), from Gërdoci Bajram Ismail Topanica (63), from Sfeqla Daut Arif Asllanaj (21), from Gërdoci Rrustem Selim Rrustemi (41), from Pollata Bekim Qazim Berisha (20), from Batllava Fehmi Sekiraqa (49), from Hertica Mustafë Bajrami (49), nga Gllamniku Bahri Mehmeti (19), from Podjeva Perso with the surname Berisha (44), from Batllava Ismat Ahmeti (52), from Llapashtica Islam Xhafa (54), from Konushevci Musë Berisha (50), from Konusheci Sofije Berisha, from Konusheci Mensur Sadik Mustafa (12), from Bellopoja Zojë Sadik Mustafa (7), from Bellopoja We have no informations yet for 25 other persons who are massacred in this massacre. All the massacred persons are buried in the village Dyz and in Koliq.
BRAZDA, Macedonia (AP) — City by city and village by village, Serbs are hunting down young women to rape as they loot, empty and burn Kosova’s ethnic Albanian communities, women escaping beyond the province’s borders say.
International monitors, war crimes investigators and NATO all are reporting numerous accounts of rapes in Kosova — atrocities that Yugoslav and Serb officials deny.
Witness testimony so far indicates the rapes in Kosova are “neither isolated nor incidental,” said Patricia Sellers, a U.N. war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, Netherlands, whose workers are gathering the first accounts.
“When the police entered the town, that was the first question they asked: ‘Are there any women here?”‘ said Valbona Rrustemi, 19, of the southern Kosova town of Urosevac.
Rrustemi fled Urosevac with her family April 16, the day after two girls came running through her family’s garden, saying Serb police were after them, she said.
Minutes later, police knocked at the family’s door, asking if there were any young women, she said. Her father said no while she hid, Rrustemi said.
Word later reached her of four Urosevac women who had been caught by the Serbs that day, she said. They included a friend who was raped in the street, Rrustemi said. She named the friend and gave her age, 22.
The woman’s cousins had confirmed the attack, Rrustemi said. No one has heard of the woman or her immediate family since.
“I don’t know what happened to them. I hoped they escaped,” said Rrustemi, one of several women at the Brazda refugee camp to give accounts of rapes in Urosevac.
NATO, also citing refugee accounts, contends there have been several instances of mass rapes, well-organized on at least a local level:
At Djakovica, near the Albanian border, Serb soldiers allegedly took women from their families and sent them to an army camp where they were held for repeated rapes.
In Pec, a local Serb commander allegedly held ethnic Albanian women at a hotel, organizing a schedule by which his soldiers could come to spend an evening.
At an ammunition factory and ferronickel plant at an unspecified site in Kosova, 100 women allegedly were still being held as of mid-April.
On Sunday, the reports continued: Refugees arriving in Macedonia said Serb paramilitaries raped four girls ages 15-20 before killing them, along with about 15 other people of their village of Ribar i Vogel last week.
In many cases, word that Serbs were separating ethnic Albanians into groups of women and men was enough to send families fleeing — making rape a means of emptying communities, as much as massacres, arson and looting.
“The intent is to not just intimidate and humiliate the actual physical victim but also to somehow intimidate those who are standing there either looking at it or hear about it,” Sellers said.
The United Nations first prosecuted rape as a separate war crime after the 1992-95 Bosnian war. In the first case to focus exclusively on rape, the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for former Yugoslavia sentenced a Bosnian Croat paramilitary chief in December to 10 years in prison for failing to stop subordinates’ 1993 rape of a Bosnian Muslim woman.
Serb forces in Bosnia were widely accused of using rape as a means of “ethnic cleansing.” Sellers said it was too early to tell if rapes in Kosova were as widespread as in Bosnia.
Refugees from Kosova say the targeting of women continued even as their convoys were being escorted out of the province.
In one instance, Serbs looking for women stopped vehicles of residents from the area of the southern city of Gnjilane en route to the border, but the convoy’s Serb escorts protected the women, villagers said.
Many of the accounts of Serbs seeking out women to rape come from people who escaped rather than those who were caught.
So far, reports gathered by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe number in the dozens, “and not many dozens,” said Jorgen Grunnet, a spokesman for the head of the OSCE’s Kosova mission.