West tells Serbia to pull police from Kosovo

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  • Serbia under pressure to loosen grip on north Kosovo

  • Statement signals rising Western impatience

  • Serbia denies having police in Kosovo

By Fatos Bytyci and Matt Robinson

PRISTINA/BELGRADE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Western powers overseeing Kosovo's independence called on neighbouring Serbia on Tuesday to quit "interfering" in the country and withdraw clandestine security forces.

The call by the 25-member International Steering Group (ISG), including the United States and major EU powers, signalled rising impatience with Serbia's role in a small slice of northern Kosovo populated by minority Serbs.

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