- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: ETHNIC SERBIAN FAMILIES FEAR ALBANIAN REPRISALS IN KOSOVO.
- Date: 15th March 1998
- Summary: STEPENICE, KOSOVO, YUGOSLAVIA (MARCH 14, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/CU: SERB FAMILY OF REFUGEES RETURNING, FEEDING CHICKENS (4 SHOTS) 0.19 2. MV: DAMAGE TO HOUSE 0.24 3. GV/MV: INTERIOR HOUSE, BELONGINGS READY TO BE TAKEN AWAY (5 SHOTS) 0.48 4. MV: WOMAN SAYS BECAUSE THEY ARE SERBS NO ONE WANTS TO BUY THEIR CATTLE (SERBO-CROAT) 1.10 5. GV: SERBIAN FAMILY LEAVE HOME (3 SHOTS) 1.28 PRISTINA, KOSOVO, YUGOSLAVIA (MARCH 13, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 6. GV/MV/CU: REFUGEE CENTRE; KRAJINA SERB REFUGEES INSIDE (7 SHOTS) 2.04 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 30th March 1998 13:00
- Location: STEPENICE AND PRISTINA, YUGOSLAVIA
- Country: Yugoslavia
- Reuters ID: LVAAO3RTJT9SHW7T32SXB5ETRW5D
- Story Text: Ethnic Serbian families are abandoning their homes in ethnic Albanian villages in Kosovo.
Members of one ethnic Serb family have been forced to leave their home in Stepenice because they fear reprisals for a Serbian crackdown last week on alleged separatist rebels in Kosovo.
They were the last Serb family to leave the mainly ethnic Albanian village of Stepenice.All other ethnic Serbian families left the village in January when a prominant ethnic Serbian villager was allegedly killed by ethnic Albanians.
The family has moved two kilometres away to the village of Kijevo.Each day members of the family return to Stepenice to look after their cattle and to take some of their belongings away with them.
Members of the family say that because they are Serbs no one wants to buy their cattle.
In Pristina, Serbs who have fled from their homes in Croatia's former rebel Serb enclave of Krajina are also pondering their fate.They have been holed up in a refugee centre in the Kosovan town for the past three years.
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