A Legacy of Hate

For the past three years, Lindita Rexhepi, an ethnic Albanian high school student from the mining city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo, has not been able to go home. She was 14 when Serb troops expelled her and her family from their small cement-block home as part of their offensive against ethnic Albanian rebels and forced them across the border into Montenegro. When the war ended in 1999, they returned to find the narrow road into their hillside neighborhood blocked by Serbs, many of whom had fled here from Albanian-dominated areas elsewhere in Kosovo. The last time Lindita tried to visit...

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