Kosovo War

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Event.png Kosovo War (War) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date23 March 1999 - 11 June 1999
Interest ofJamie Shea
The Chinese embassy in Belgrade after having been deliberately bombed by NATO

The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo that started 28 February 1998[1] and lasted until 11 June 1999.[2] It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the war, and the Kosovo Albanian rebel group known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). The conflict ended when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) intervened by beginning air strikes in March 1999 which resulted in Yugoslav forces withdrawing from Kosovo.

Propaganda

The war and the lead-up to it was characterized by several war propaganda stories.

Other things

  • Many of the international observers in the province before the war were CIA operatives marking bombing targets.
  • The bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, first explained as a mistake, turned out to be a deliberate act.
  • The Kosovo mafia was allowed to run a large scale heroin smuggling network and other criminal rackets in Western Europe for a decade, to finance the armed independence movement (KLA).
  • The 1999 Orderud killings in Norway might have a connection to the NATO intelligence support for KLA.
  • NATO intelligence services had extensive cooperation with international Islamist networks of holy warriors.
  • The war led to the building of CAmp Bondsteel a major US base.
  • The Pristina airport standoff between Russian and NATO troops was one of the first operations Vladimir Putin directed.


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