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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 10:01 PM
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2 NATO peacekeepers wounded and 23 Austrian and German soldiers injured in clashes in Kosovo
Source: Taiwan News/AP

According to AP, it reported, A German NATO officer and a soldier were shot and wounded and some 23 Austrian and German soldiers injured in clashes with Serb protesters in northern Kosovo throughout Monday after the military alliance's troops used heavy machinery to remove trucks and buses blocking a main road in the tense region, an official said.

The violence near the town of Zubin Potok, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of Pristina comes after months of tensions, following a decision by Kosovan authorities to extend their authority in areas under de-facto Serb rule.

For months Serbs have used soil, rock and concrete barriers to block any such moves. NATO has threatened to remove the barriers because they cut off supply to a military base in the north. NATO has ultimate authority over security in Kosovo.

German and Austrian peacekeepers involved in the operation fired rubber bullets and tear gas and used water canons and pepper spray to disperse the crowd of Serb protesters trying to stop the soldiers from removing the roadblock.

Read more: http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=17...
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Little Tich Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 01:10 AM
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1. UN Security Council to discuss Kosovo on Tuesday
Source: Ekonom:east Media Group

The UN Security Council will hold a session on Kosovo-Metohija in New York on Tuesday, which will be attended by Serbian FM Vuk Jeremic. In the report released early November, Ban expressed concern over the deterioration of the security situation in Kosovo, stressing that the number of violent incidents affecting Serbs increased after the attempt by Kosovo authorities to assert control at the administrative crossings in north Kosovo.

The UN Security Council will hold a session on Kosovo-Metohija in New York on Tuesday, which as Tanjug learned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be attended by Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic.

The Security Council will meet to hear a regular quarterly update on the situation in Kosovo from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

In the report released early November, Ban expressed concern over the deterioration of the security situation in Kosovo, stressing that the number of violent incidents affecting Serbs increased after the attempt by Kosovo authorities to assert control at the administrative crossings in north Kosovo.

Read more: http://www.emg.rs/en/news/serbia/169675.html
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The session is not an emergency session, the timing is just a coincidence.

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