Uniformed and armed men said to be seen in Štrpce/Shtërpcë region
Two Kosovar dailies, Koha Ditore and Zëri, report that according to forest guards in the Shtërpce region,
armed and uniformed men were seen in the area several days ago. Koha says that
two US KFOR helicopters were seen lighting the sky over Shtërpce territory on
Sunday and Monday evening. The paper also says that numerous police and
KFOR troops have been deployed in the area.
Koha quotes KPS spokesman Refki Morina as saying, ‘Police in Ferizaj has
received information about uniformed men in of Štrpce/Shtërpcë and is
considering this information’.
Koha Ditore says that the news of the uniformed men comes three weeks after a
statement in Serbian media by a Serb officer who presented himself as the
commander of the so-called Serb Anti-Terrorist Army. The officer had said that
his troops had surrounded two Albanian villages one night after the killing of two young Kosovo Serbs.