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‘Still needed’: Nato marks 20 years in Kosovo

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A few thousand troops keep a low-key presence, but with western attention fitful, how long for?Twenty years after Nato ground troops first entered Kosovo at the end of a 78-day aerial bombardment, 3,500 troops from the military alliance remain on the ground in the fledgling nation where the conflict is still yet to be definitively settled.Today, the 28-country Kosovo Force (Kfor) acts largely as a “third reserve” after the local police and the EU, although there is one exception where Nato troops guard the 14th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery at Dečani. Continue reading…

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Author : Dan Sabbagh

Publish date : 2019-06-12 04:00:25

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