Balkans: May 9, 2004


UN peacekeepers in Kosovo admit that their intelligence service in the area has not been able to detect growing unrest, and tolerance for violence,  among the Albanian majority. Radical Albanians, backed by Albanian criminal gangs and nationalist organizations, back the ethnic cleansing of all non-Albanians from Kosovo. Serbia wants greater protection for the Serbian minority in Kosovo. Moreover, Kosovo is still technically part of Serbia, and the UN is supposed to eventually return control of the province to Serbia. But the Albanians in Kosovo want to be independent. 


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