The 7 March of the 1998, kalashnikov in hand, Adem Jashari was massacred by the Serbian police along with most of his large family.
Every Albanian considers him a martyr. Together with Rugova, they represent the two symbols of the struggle for Kosovo's independence.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of his death, Albania News wanted to commemorate his memory through the special of with the BBC of the 2015 dedicated to him. The service retraces those tragic moments through the words of Adem Jashari's niece, Besarta.
Albania News wanted to commemorate the memory of Adem Jashari through the BBC special of 2015 dedicated to him. The service retraces those tragic moments through the words of his niece Besarta. Https: //www.albanianews.it/notizie/kosovo/adem-jashari
Posted by ALBANIA NEWS on Wednesday, March 7, 2018
On 5 March 1998 Serbian forces began bombing the house of the commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (in Albanian with tanks) Ushtria Çlirimtare and Kosovës, UCK) called Adem Jashari, in the stronghold of Prekaz. The Serbs managed the situation as a legitimate counter-terrorist police action. A brutal moment, described in detail in the words of Jashari's niece:
"I was only ten when it all happened. I always remember that moment ...
I remember my mother hugging us tightly, trying not to be scared and giving us bread and water.
This is the room in which the whole family was taking refuge.
This is where I was, with my mom and my sisters, my aunts, my cousins and my grandmother.
After the Serbs approached I went in this direction, in this room here.
This is the room where my uncle Adem was killed, his body was here.
I came here and hid in the place where we kneaded bread. They were shooting, throwing grenades and bombs into the room where they all died. But I was not injured. I didn't even have a scratch from the grenades and bombs.
I remember my aunt, Adem's wife, who died at my side. I pretended to be dead. Then the Serbs entered and began to touch the people to see if anyone was still alive. And there they noticed that I was still alive and they let me out into the fields above the house.
While we were going there I saw my sister, who was the last one left alive with me. I told them that she was my sister and that she was still alive. I asked them to stop and help her. But they didn't let me and they took me away in a car.
Thinking about what happened to my family and Kosovo makes me go on with my life, trying to make my father and brother proud of me. There are nights when I go to bed, very often, when I close my eyes, and I remember all that happened. I don't know why I wasn't killed. I can only say that it was the work of God. "
In the 1999, Serbian forces left Kosovo after a military air campaign led by NATO. The ELK broke up. Serbian rebels fled revenge attacks.
In the 2008, Kosovo declared independence.
BAC, U KRY