Kosovo ghosts





There are too many freshly-cut flowers lying next to pictures of teenage boys in Kosovo.

On a hillside surrounded by snow-capped mountains, I am looking at the graves of those who died fighting for the Kosovo Liberation Army. A portrait of a young man in uniform is etched into the shiny marble head stone of each one, an Albanian flag flutters above every grave. The last person who lies here was killed only six years ago, the oldest grave is just 11 years old...

It was to stop the killing of Albanians who make up nearly 90% of Kosovo's population that Nato fought its last European war. Now the US and Britain believe that speed is of the essence in making Kosovo independent...


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