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Kosovo War
The Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo Kosovo, or ; sr-Cyrl, Косово officially the Republic of Kosovo,; sr, / is a international recognition of Kosovo, partially recognised state in Southeast Europe. It lies at the centre of the Balkans, occupying an area of , with ... that started 28 February 1998 and lasted until 11 June 1999. It was fought by the forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, known as FR Yugoslavia or simply Yugoslavia, was a country in the that existed from 1992 to 2003, following the of the . The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia comprised the and the . In February 2003, FR Yu ... (i.e. Serbia and Montenegro), which controlled Kosovo before the war, and the Kosovo Albanian The Albanians of Kosovo ( sq, Shqiptarët e Kosovës, ), also commonly called Kosovo Albanians or Kosovar Albanians, constitute the largest ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people w ...
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Yugoslav Wars
The Yugoslav Wars were a series of separate but related Naimark (2003), p. xvii. ethnic conflict A refugee camp for displaced Rwandans in Zaire following the Rwandan genocide of 1994 An ethnic conflict is a conflict between two or more contending ethnic groups. While the source of the conflict may be political, social, economic or religio ...s, war of independence, wars of independence, and Insurgency, insurgencies fought in the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 2001, leading up to and resulting from breakup of Yugoslavia, the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Yugoslav federation in 1992. Its constituent republics declared independence due to unresolved tensions between ethnic minorities in the new countries, which fueled the wars. Most of the wars ended through peace accords, involving full international recognition of new states, but with a massive human cost and economic damage to the region. Initially the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) sought to pres ...
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