Making A Deal: Will The K.L.A. Play Along?

At 1 P.M. last Thursday, the loudspeakers at the sprawling Stenkovec refugee camp in Macedonia announced the promise of peace. There was little rejoicing. "Our faith rests only with the K.L.A.," said Refic Dema, 24, referring to the Kosovo Liberation Army. Dema, the sole member of his family to survive a massacre at the village of Zhegra in eastern Kosovo, said, "If [K.L.A. leader Hashim] Thaci says it's a good deal, then I will try to smile."

Hundreds of miles away, in Germany, Thaci wavered. "I'm skeptical," he told TIME. He had good reason. The deal crushes the K.L.A. and...

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