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Velika Kruša massacre

Velika Kruša massacre
Location Velika Kruša, near Orahovac, Kosovo, FR Yugoslavia
Date 25 March 1999
in the Afternoon (Central European Time)
Target Kosovo Albanian men
Attack type
Mass Killing
Deaths 90[1] - 105 men killed[2]
Perpetrators Serbian special police

The Velika Kruša massacre (Albanian: Masakra e Krushës së Madhe, Serbian: Masakr u Velikoj Kruši) near Orahovac, Kosovo, took place during the Kosovo War on the afternoon of 25 March 1999, the day after the NATO air campaign began.

According to ethnic Albanian witnesses, a special police unit entered the village and separated the men and boys, and killed them.[3] Human Right Watch reported that more than 90 men were killed.[1][4] Then, the women and children were forced out.


  • War crime trials 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

War crime trials

The massacre at Velika Kruša became a part of war crimes Indictment against Slobodan Milošević and other Serbian political and military leaders:

See also


  1. ^ a b Under Orders: War Crimes in Kosovo (Human Right Watch report)
  2. ^ a b Indictment against Milosevic and others
  3. ^ Massacre at Krusha e Madhe
  4. ^ Article about massacre at Velika Kruša in polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza

External links

  • Human Rights Publication-Massacre in Pastasel, Orahovac

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