A Desperate Fight For a Key Outpost

Since early April, the Kosovo Liberation Army has been locked in its biggest, most important battle: an attempt by many of its most elite, experienced soldiers to open a corridor into Kosovo through the snow-swept mountains of northern Albania. Last week hundreds of fighters attacked and captured a small, six-hut Serbian border post at Kosare and swept through a nearby Serbian army barracks. The goal, commanders said, was to reach as many as 20,000 refugees stranded near the border and create a bridgehead that would allow the rebel army to set up bases inside Kosovo. But the bloody victory was a...

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