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February 1, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Five ethnic Albanians were reported killed in riots Wednesday in Kosovo province, while about 100,000 Slavs rallied at anti-Albanian protests throughout Yugoslavia, some firing guns in the air and demanding arms to fight in the province. The eight-member collective state presidency, Yugoslavia's highest constitutional body, said the situation in the southern province is "deteriorating" after eight days of clashes between police and ethnic Albanians demanding political reforms.
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February 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Ethnically motivated riots in Kosovo's divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica left at least 20 NATO-led peacekeepers injured, according to the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The third day of riots came as ethnic Albanians vented their anger at French peacekeepers, whom they accuse of being pro-Serbian. Seven ethnic Albanians were injured. On Tuesday, ethnic Albanians enraged by the death of a youth Monday clashed with peacekeepers and police, injuring 13 peacekeepers.
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January 28, 1990 | From Reuters
At least five ethnic Albanians were killed and an undetermined number were wounded in gun battles with police Saturday, the fifth day of riots in Yugoslavia's Kosovo province, the news agency Tanjug said. Witnesses said four people were killed in Orahovac and one in Pec, where up to 2,000 people demonstrated to call for the resignation of local leaders, free elections and the release of political prisoners.
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June 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of Serbs attacked a U.N. office in a town south of Pristina, the provincial capital of Kosovo, breaking windows, burning computers and setting a U.N. flag ablaze, officials said. The town of Strpce, 25 miles south of Pristina, has been the scene of previous confrontations between villagers and NATO peacekeepers and U.N. police.
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June 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of Serbs attacked a U.N. office in a town south of Pristina, the provincial capital of Kosovo, breaking windows, burning computers and setting a U.N. flag ablaze, officials said. The town of Strpce, 25 miles south of Pristina, has been the scene of previous confrontations between villagers and NATO peacekeepers and U.N. police.
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March 27, 1990 | From Reuters
The regional interior minister has resigned in Yugoslavia's Kosovo province, where the republic of Serbia has taken control of security after a mass poison scare, a Kosovo official said Monday. Jusuf Karakashi handed in his resignation Sunday, the Information Ministry official said.
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January 29, 1990 | Reuters
Police on Sunday shot and killed four ethnic Albanians, bringing to at least 14 the number killed in weekend political protests in Yugoslavia's troubled southern province of Kosovo, witnesses said. The four were killed as police battled about 10,000 demonstrators in Suva Reka, 30 miles southwest of Pristina, the regional capital, residents said. Witnesses said police killed at least 10 ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in rioting on Saturday, including four in Orahovac, 190 miles south of Belgrade.
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April 2, 1989
Communist leaders in the Yugoslav province of Kosovo ordered a major purge of officials blamed for widespread rioting by ethnic Albanians there. The decision by the party's Central Committee to fire officials in institutions ranging from Parliament to trade unions came after the worst violence that Yugoslavia has seen since the Balkan federation was created in 1948. Official figures put the death toll at 24 in a week of street battles and shooting.
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April 3, 1989
Bombs exploded near a troop truck in Yugoslavia's riot-torn Kosovo province and outside a Serbian newspaper office in Croatia, causing no injuries but sparking fears that ethnic Albanians may be resorting to guerrilla attacks in their fight against Serbian dominance, officials said. The blasts followed riots by Albanians in Kosovo last week that left 24 people dead.
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March 24, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The legislature of Yugoslavia's tense Kosovo province Thursday approved constitutional changes that curb self-rule, and thousands of ethnic Albanians battled with police in two provincial cities to protest the action, the official Tanjug news agency reported.
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March 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
A fight between an ethnic Albanian and a Serb escalated into a street battle Tuesday in which 16 French peacekeepers and 24 civilians were wounded, a further sign of the deep ethnic hatred dividing Kosovo. The violence broke out on the northern side of Kosovska Mitrovica, forcing U.N. officials to suspend attempts to register Serbs wanting to return to their homes on the southern, ethnic Albanian side of town. Later, they moved up the divided city's curfew by two hours to 8 p.m.
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February 3, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of Serbian riot police used clubs, water cannons and tear gas early today to disperse a crowd of demonstrators in central Belgrade, a clash that marked the most aggressive show of police force here in more than 2 1/2 months of daily mass protests against the government's refusal to acknowledge opposition victories in local elections.
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December 25, 1996 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riot police and demonstrators loyal to Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic clashed with his opponents Tuesday in running battles in the downtown streets here, shedding the first blood since anti-government protests began more than a month ago.
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May 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Yugoslav government condemned attacks on journalists after a crowd beat up two international news agency photographers covering ethnic gun battles in Croatia. About 30 armed Croats attacked Petar Kujundzic, 32, of Reuters news agency, and Dusan Vranic, 29, of the Associated Press at a roadblock near the Croatian town of Vukovar. The two said the crowd beat them with fists and rifles, and threatened to kill them.
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May 4, 1991 | MICHAEL MONTGOMERY and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gun battles between Croatian police and militant Serbs killed at least 16 people in what the Croatian president warned Friday might have been the opening salvo of a Yugoslav civil war. Thirteen Croatian police officers and three civilians, believed to be Serbian rebels, died in the worst day of ethnic violence suffered by the crisis-racked federation since World War II.
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March 11, 1991 | MICHAEL MONTGOMERY and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite a tight security lid clamped on the Yugoslav capital Sunday, thousands of angry students took to the streets of Belgrade for a second wave of rioting in a daring challenge to the hard-line Communist leadership. Belgrade police fired tear gas at the crowd of at least 3,000 students who marched on the government-controlled television station early today after most federal tanks and troops had withdrawn, leaving the city under heavily armed guard by hundreds of police in riot gear.
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March 30, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
A heavy show of force by Yugoslav federal police brought calm to the Kosovo region Wednesday after two days of violent disturbances that left 23 dead and scores injured. In Pristina, the regional capital where ethnic Albanians began a series of protests eight days ago, heavily armed police clustered at street corners and checked identity papers of passers-by, but there were no other outward signs of the worst ethnic strife here since 1981, when nine persons were killed in similar disturbances.
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March 10, 1991 | MICHAEL MONTGOMERY and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Federal army tanks rolled into central Belgrade late Saturday to quell anti-Communist rioting that killed two people and injured nearly 80 in the worst unrest in the Yugoslav capital since the Communist takeover in 1945. Tanks and armored personnel carriers took up positions around the federal parliament building, the defense and interior ministries and in the republic's central square after Serbian riot police and tens of thousands of demonstrators had battled to a tense standoff.
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