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November 5, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. diplomat William Walker, the former head of an international monitoring mission in Kosovo, walked past hundreds of smiling admirers Thursday on a hillside above this village. Then he reached the cemetery, and the mood turned somber. At the burial site for 45 ethnic Albanian massacre victims, Walker and a local dignitary spoke solemnly as relatives sat by the graves and fought back tears. Afterward, one of the bereaved women, Sherife Syla, 62, rose and said she wanted to say a few words.
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November 5, 1999 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. diplomat William Walker, the former head of an international monitoring mission in Kosovo, walked past hundreds of smiling admirers Thursday on a hillside above this village. Then he reached the cemetery, and the mood turned somber. At the burial site for 45 ethnic Albanian massacre victims, Walker and a local dignitary spoke solemnly as relatives sat by the graves and fought back tears. Afterward, one of the bereaved women, Sherife Syla, 62, rose and said she wanted to say a few words.
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