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Kosovo MPs Draft Resolution Accusing Serbia of Genocide (Balkan Insight)

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A Kosovo parliamentary commission approved a draft resolution accusing Serbia of committing genocide against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, although experts questioned whether it has any practical purpose.

An ad hoc parliamentary commission set up to prepare a resolution condemning crimes by Serbian forces during the Kosovo war approved a draft text on Tuesday and is expected to send it to parliament for a vote next week.

The draft resolution, which BIRN has seen, focuses on accusing Serbia of committing genocide against ethnic Albanians.

It alleges that Serbian forces were responsible for over 270 massacres during the war and notes that 1,600 persons are still missing from the conflict.

It says that parliament should propose to make January 15 a Day of Commemoration of Genocide against Albanians in Kosovo, and asks the state of Serbia to recognise that it committed genocide and crimes against humanity.

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