TERRORISM IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA 

The Albanian nationalist and separatist movement in Kosovo and Metohija has used terrorism since the very beginning as a means for realizing their strategic goal - the secession of Kosovo from Serbia and Yugoslavia, its unification with Albania and the creation of a Greater Albania at the expense of territories of neighbouring countries - Yugoslavia, Macedonia and Greece. 

The terrorism of ethnic Albanian separatists has enjoyed the support of all the governments in Albania. From the Albanian territory are infiltrated sabotage and terrorist groups trained in special camps in the territory of Albania. Camps and bases in northern Albania serve as the main terrorist bases. 

Terrorism in Kosovo and Metohija intensified sharply in 1989 - culminating in different forms of violence and torture against Serbs and Montenegrins and members of other national minorities, attacks on military facilities, the police, enterprises, the destruction of state and private property etc.  


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Albanian terrorist gangs calling themselves the liberation army of Kosovo forcibly mobilize peasants and citizens of Albanian nationality, arm them and force them to take part in terrorist actions. Those who refuse are eliminated. 

Large quantities of arms in the possession of ethnic Albanian terrorists come from Albania. It has been determined that ethnic Albanian terrorists use medical material coming from NATO pact reserves and from the aid sent by humanitarian organizations. Significant funds from drug-trafficking are used by Albanian terrorists for acquiring arms and equipment and the Albanian drug mafia is one of the strongest in the world. For financing the terrorist KLA are used also funds collected from the 3 percent income tax paid by all Albanians from Kosovo and Metohija working abroad. 

Terrorists from Kosovo and Metohija have tight links with radical Islamic countries and in Albania there are a large number of members of Islamic and other international terrorist organizations. A part of them are involved in the terrorist Kosovo liberation army. 

The actions of Albanian terrorist gangs in Kosovo and Metohija escalated at the beginning of the NATO pact aggression on Yugoslavia as well as organized intrusions of terrorist groups from Albania. For their actions terrorists use the logistic support of NATO. The beginning of terrorist attacks are synchronized with NATO air force attacks. 

Terrorists in Kosovo and Metohija are dealt with in the same way as in all sovereign countries faced with terrorism on their own territory. We have to bear in mind that in Western Europe there is trend of realizing separtist aspirations by way of terrorism - IRA in Great Britain, ETA in Spain, Corsican terrorists. It is realistic to expect that they can all be encouraged by the political and military support extended by the international community and particularly the United States to Albanian terrorists. 

REVIEW 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 DEPLYMENT OF KFOR AND UNMIK IN 
THE PERIOD FROM 12 JUNE 1999 TO 16 JANUARY 2000

 

Terrorism of Albanian separatist
 
Total number of terrorist attacks
3,688
- Serbs and Montenegrins
3,491
- Albanians
87
- members of other nationalities
110
A. Killed
793
- Serbs and Montenegrins
705
- Albanians
63
- members of other nationalities
25
B. Wounded
611
- Serbs and Montenegrins
572
- Albanians
18
- members of other nationalities
21
C. Kidnapped and missing
688
- Serbs and Montenegrins
630
- Albanians
36
- members of other nationalities
22
Fate of kidnapped and missing
 
1. Killed
69
2. Escaped
6
3. Unaccounted-for
581
4. Released
32