March 17, 2016

Pogrom of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija

It has been exactly twelve years since the escalation of the biggest ethnically motivated conflicts in Kosovo and Metohija since the arrival of the international forces. Two-day conflicts in Kosovo started on March 17, 2004, after the UNMIK police had found bodies of two Albanian boys in the river Ibar near the village of Cabar, in the north of Kosovo. Massive demonstrations of Kosovo Albanians, who had accused Serbs for the boys’ accident, first started in the south part of Kosovska Mitrovica, and then spread to other parts of the province.

During two-day violence, eight Serbs were killed, and more than 900 people were injured. About 800 houses, and about 35 Orthodox churches and monasteries were destroyed or damaged in the riots, and several thousand Serbs left their homes. You can watch a short video HERE. By sending a message to 7763 (which is 100 RSD), you directly help vulnerable Serbian families in Kosovo and Metohija.

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