The Face Of War

From Kosovo's awful horror comes a medical miracle--and one man's spiritual rebirth

Thursday, April 29, of last year, a rainy day in Kosovo, should really have been the last of Besim Kadriu's life. That morning, in the Albanian sector of the town of Mitrovica, Serb paramilitaries torched the house the 21-year-old economics student shared with his pregnant wife Valbona. Watching the inferno from a distance, Kadriu was confident Valbona had escaped but was unsure where she had fled. He set off on foot for the village of Zaza, a few miles away, on a hunch she would be there with her two brothers. She wasn't, but a large number of Serb militiamen were....

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