Thursday, January 08, 2009

Italian General: "We were finding bodies of killed Serbs every morning (in Kosovo)

Rome – Mauro Del Vecchio, former General of Italian Army who led the unit of 7,000 soldiers that entered Kosovo in June of 1999 after end of NATO air strikes on Serbia told Italian ‘Panorama’ weekly that during the first three weeks of the mandate ‘reports on the found bodies of killed Serbs and Romas arrived on his table each morning’, but that was a taboo topic they were not allowed to speak about with journalists.

‘The killing continued later but not so frequently. Those that have not fled Kosovo were under permanent risk to be killed or raped. Deserted Serbian houses were leveled to the ground or set on fire. Albanians were attacking the churches and monasteries, too. Their goal was to erase every trace of the Serbian presence in Kosovo’, Del Vecchio said......

(Excerpt) Read more at blic.rs ...

SerbBlog: Also, for those of you who can read Italian, here is a copy of the original article & del Vecchio interview in Italy's Panorama Magazine, in PDF form

1 comment:

Milovan said...

It's never late to tell the truth. Thank you for the bravery courage and humanity to speak out loud about it.