A Week of Terror in Drenica

Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo

This report documents serious violations of international humanitarian law committed by Serbianand Yugoslav government forces in Kosovo's Drenica region during the last week of September1998. As Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic wrapped up a summer-long offensive againstthe Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), special forces of the Serbian police (MUP) and YugoslavArmy (VJ) committed summary executions, indiscriminately attacked civilians, and systematicallydestroyed civilian property, all of which are violations of the rules of war and can be prosecutedby the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

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