Serbian forces accompanied by tanks and
armored personnel carriers continued to shell the Pagarusha area of the
Semetiska valley from Malisheva, Suhareka, and Rahovec on 31 March. A NATO
spokesman said in Brussels that "a large number" of Kosovar displaced
persons had taken refuge there (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 30 March
1999). "These unfortunate souls are surrounded by Serbian military
and [paramilitary police] units. They have been shelled by Serb artillery
and tanks of three brigades." The spokesman added that some fighters
of the Kosova Liberation Army (UCK) are also in the area. PM
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