more and more on Kosovo

David Welch welch at
Thu Apr 1 15:10:38 PST 1999

The British media has been reporting all day that large numbers of people are arriving at the Albanian border claiming to have been forceably evicted from Pristina and driven to the border in buses. Many newspapers made rather stomach churning comparisons with the NAZIs (sealed trains and so on) but the likely hood of a bloody battle in the capital seems more credible, perhaps I missed it in earlier messages but do you have a source for this report.

On Thu, Apr 01, 1999 at 04:08:15PM -0500, J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. wrote:
> Responses to three other posters today:
> 1) Louis's account of the apparent collapse
> of the UCK/KLA is significant. The more horrifying
> aspect of this that he did not mention is what may
> be about to happen in Pristina itself, the capital and
> largest city of Kosovo. It had been immune to the
> earlier struggles, with most of that in rural areas.
> But apparently the UCK/KLA is holding out in
> basements in Pristina and the Yugoslav military
> is preparing for a house-to-house assault, being
> prepared by a cleansing of the suburbs where snipers
> might have used tall buildings, much as with the siege
> of Sarajevo. This could be the endgame and could be
> a really nasty business.

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