Kosovo digs for miss­ing war vic­tims

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Kosovo au­thor­i­ties have started dig­ging in the cap­i­tal, Pristina, for the graves of peo­ple miss­ing since the 1999 war. Bull­doz­ers started dig­ging yes­ter­day at the Pristina Uni­ver­sity cam­pus fol­low­ing sus­pi­cions of a mass grave based on wit­ness re­ports. About 1,650 peo­ple are still miss­ing since the end of the war with Ser­bia in 1999. Pros­e­cu­tor Elez Blakaj said the work is tak­ing place in an area be­tween the uni­ver­sity cam­pus and an un­fin­ished Ortho­dox church. Veljko Odalovic of Ser­bia’s Miss­ing Per­sons Com­mit­tee said: “This is a very del­i­cate... place and that’s why it needs full ded­i­ca­tion from all of us to give an an­swer to the ques­tion.” Kosovo de­clared in­de­pen­dence from Ser­bia in 2008.

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