Kosova (Albanian kɔˈsɔva)
- an autonomous province of Serbia, in the SW: chiefly Albanian in population since the 13th century; Serb suppression of separatists escalated to a policy of ethnic cleansing in 1998, provoking NATO airstrikes against Serbia in 1999 and takeover by UN administration; unilaterally declared independence in 2008. Mainly a plateau. Capital: Priština. Pop: 1 847 708 (2013 est). Area: 10 887 sq km (4203 sq miles)Full Serbian name: Kosovo-Metohija (Serbian ˈkɔsɔvɔmɛˌtɔhija)
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The NATO air campaign that ended the Kosovo war in 1999 deployed 1,000 aircraft and took only six weeks to achieve its objectives.How a Real Air War Could Demolish ISIS
August 23, 2014
The program unites female leaders of former or current conflict zones, from Kosovo, to Colombia, to Afghanistan.Two Decades After Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Have Made the Nation Thrive
April 2, 2014
And while many people died in the Kosovo war, as he pointed out, none have died in Crimea.
Russia, traditionally allied with the Serbs, had vehemently opposed the action in Kosovo, and was ignored.
As a precedent, Putin cited Kosovo, which the West helped carve out of Serbia in 1999 against Russian objections.Putin Hits Pause
March 4, 2014
The seeds of the current conflict in Kosovo were sown by the Ottoman Turks as early as 1912.
It was forced to do so by the developments in the Kosovo crisis.
The Kosovo crisis started as an exercise in self re-definition.
Macedonia expects to lead the reconstruction effort of Kosovo.
Kosovo is no exception but it was here that the West was duped into intervention.