Experts inspect a mass grave site in Serbia, believed to contain Albanian victims of the Kosovo war

Experts inspect a mass grave site in Serbia, believed to contain Albanian victims of the Kosovo war

Bodies of Albanians, massacred during the 1998-99 war in Kosovo by the Serbs, have been found last week, more than 14 years after war ended.

British Albanians have expressed their sadness, anger and horror on Social Media; many of them have fled Kosovo during the war and have settled in Britain, but many unlucky family members, friends and compatriots, who couldn’t flee, were massacred by the Serbs.

This is the sixth mass grave found since 2000. The largest, containing the bodies of more than 800 Kosovo Albanians, was found in 2001 in pits at a police training ground outside Belgrade.

“For many years, we have cooperated with informers and they told us that there may be more than 250 bodies, they even mention there may be 400,” Prenk Gjetaj, head of Kosovo’s state commission for missing persons, said.

More than 13,000 Albanians, mostly civilians including children, have died in the crackdown by Serbian police and army on an ethnic Kosovo Albanian uprising in Kosovo. The war ended when NATO launched air strikes against Serbia in 1999.

More than 1,700 Albanians are still missing.

Sources:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/13/serbia-hundreds-of-albanians-mass-grave
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/12/13/uk-kosovo-serbia-massgrave-idUKBRE9BC0PL20131213