Search for a mass grave in central Pristina. Photo: BIRN

Search for a mass grave in central Pristina. Photo: BIRN

Kosovo authorities have started digging in the capital, Prishtina, for the graves of people missing since the 1999 war.

Bulldozers on Wednesday started digging at the Pristina University campus following suspicions of a mass grave based on witness reports.

About 1,650 Albanians remain missing since the end of the war with Serbia in 1999.

Prosecutor Elez Blakaj said the work is taking place in an area between the university campus and an unbuilt Orthodox church.

So far, mass graves containing the bodies of more than 1,000 Kosovo Albanians killed during the war have been found in four locations in Serbia – at a police training centre in the Belgrade suburb of Batajnica, in Lake Perucac, at a police centre in Petrovo Selo and at the Rudnica quarry near the town of Raska.

Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3688324/Digging-Kosovo-suspicions-war-time-mass-grave.html
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-probes-suspected-mass-grave-at-university-07-13-2016