Victims of the Kosovo war

In Western media, a common misconception is that Serbian security structures killed Albanian civilians indiscriminately before Norway and the other NATO countries started the war against Yugoslavia. However, a careful review of who was killed and why shows a different picture. We need a comprehensive and as much as possible complete account of who died in the war and why they died.

ContactPhoto-IMG_20131013_124153Josef Martinsen, former Norwegian officer and cleaner of wells with bodies in Kosovo for Norwegian Church Aid, has done a lot of important work in identifying the victims of the Kosovo war in what he calls “close to a complete record of civilian victims” (page seven in the book). Martinsen has given me access to his book What happened in Kosovo?
electronically, and I have made it available on

I am impressed with the dedication Martinsen has put into his work. It is good that we have passionate people like Martinsen who has a burning desire to make a difference and to give justice to the victims.
However, the way his book is written, I can guarantee that Martinsen will have very minimal impact in Serbia because he does not at all consider Albanian crimes and provocations.
I do not want to hide one single Serbian crime in Kosovo, but I have found several inconsistencies in his lists that need to be addressed.I do not believe his book gives a fair representation of what happened in Kosovo. One of the major problems with his list is that he is separating sharply between civilian and non-civilian causalities. Martinsen does not write about KLA provocations at all, and I do not believe he has focused sufficiently on Serbian and non-Albanian victims before March 24 when NATO went to war against Yugoslavia.It is also clear that he is underestimating the violence and intimidation towards Albanians loyal to Yugoslavia from elements associated with the KLA.It is almost impossible to know if the people on Martinsen’s lists belonged or were associated with the KLA or Serbian security structures. Personally, I know many such cases where people who have been presumed civilians have been parts of KLA or Serbian security structures.
Below, I will go through some of the inconsistencies I found in these lists, with cross references to two other lists, but first let me present my ideas for moving forward.My proposal is to seek Norwegian governmental or EU funding for joint project with a database aiming to list all victims of war, killed by Serbs, Albanians, NATO and others. This list would be publicly available on a website or something similar, and each person would be clickable where we could see the story about this person and how he or she died.We would have to collect researchers and scholars from all sides to check and verify the stories of how the victims were killed. Many of the names would be disputed, but that is perfectly fine as long as there is a goal to create a common understanding of who died because of the war.
I have also been in touch with Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) and Nataša Kandić, and she says the total number of victims is 13.500. The HLC plans to publish more books about this by the end of 2015, but there would still be a need for a project like the one proposed above. Only with an interactive list where the story of each of the victims are presented, can we get the full story of the victims.There is no doubt that MUP officers were responsible for war crimes in Kosovo, but as long as the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 was not implemented, MUP was the only legal police authority in Kosovo. Military losses on all sides would also have to be included.Until June 20, 1999, Martinsen’s lists contains 8627 names, of these there I counted 501 non-Albanian names.I have also made notes on Martinsen’s list, and the document with my edits where I have tried to mark the non-Albanian names is available on Probably the number of non-Albanians is much higher because the Roma population in Kosovo most often had Albanian names. Of these, Martinsen is responsible for or partially responsible for 5135 names, and here I could only find the following 10 non-Albanian or Serbian names.

(The first column is the family name, then first name, name of the father, date of birth, date of the event and lastly, the source of the information. The codes for the sources are the following: 1, International Committee Red Cross – Prishtina (ICRC), 2, International Crime Tribunal for former Yugoslavia – the Hague (ICTY), 3. Office for missing personsforensic/ UNMIK/ EULEX – Prishtina (OMPF), 4, Humanitarian Law Centre – Belgrade (HLC) and 5, Author, Josef Martinsen – research work in Kosovo. Apologies for some formatting problems converting Excel tables to HTML.)

MRAOVIC JOVAN MILE 05.jan.49 01.jan.99 Rahovec – Bellacërkë 2/3/5
BLAGOJEVIC MIHAJLO MILENKO 01.jan.43 01.jan.99 Mtrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica (Prekaz) 2/3/5
GLEBOVIC BULAH VITALIJ 02.jan.65 19.mai.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 2/3/5
KONOVIC SRETEN     14.jun.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn 2/3/5
KOTARCEVIC NOVAK     14.jun.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn – Kastriot 2/3/5
LAZAREVIC JOVAN KRSTA 01.jan.12 14.jun.99 Prizeren-Piran 2/3/5
BIBERDZIC DRAGICA MILIDRAGOVIC NIKOLA 17.jun.26 15.jun.99 Bellanice – Malishevë 2/3/5
VILICKOVIC BISERKA MOJSIC DOBRIVOJE 01.jan.52 15.jun.99 KRP01-003B 2/3/5
BURDJIC MIODRAG ZIVKO 17.aug.39 18.jul.98 Prizeren-Arban 2/3/5

When it comes to the names Martinsen has collected from his own sources, the ones only with the code 5 in the right column, there are 2402 names, but I could only find two non-Albanian names, and one Serb. These are:

SVETISLAV JAKSIC VOJISLAV 01.jan.99 MPU 1999-000195 5
SYLOVIC ARIF SHEMSI   27.mar.99 Fushe Kosove/Kosovo Polje 5
SALIHAGIC NEXHAT MUHARREM 26.nov.56 30.mar.99   5

Why didn’t Martinsen emphasize more on non-Albanians? In his lists, he as not included the well know terrorist attack against Panda Bar in Peć where six Serbian teenagers were killed on Dec. 14, 1998, and this together with other things could indicate an anti-Serbian bias.

In order to find a common understanding of who was killed, it is important to evaluate each case carefully, and we will need experts from all sides. In one case, I have personal knowledge. Zorka Martinović is listed as as dead, but since she is the grandmother of the wife of the man I was the best man for in 2007, I know that she lives as a refugee in Podgorica.

MARTINOVIC ZORKA     14.jun.99 Peja/Pec 2/3

However, her husband Vojislav went missing this day, and he is also in the lists of Humanitarian Law Center. In order to make this complete, there is a lot of work, and for now it would be wisest to call this an incomplete list in progress.

After June 20, 1999, Martinsen lists 1349 names Martinsen claims are a victim of war, of which 502 non-Albanian as far as I can see. With Serbian security structures out of Kosovo at this time, it would be interesting to see how the 847 Albanians died as a cause of war. Does this mean that KLA was still active and killed a lot of their own as some kind of revenge? I would presume that not many of these were killed by Serbians.

The list cannot be close to complete when Martinsen has not included the terrorist attack against the Niš ekspres bus in Merdare on Feb. 16, 2001, killing 12 Serbs, and he does not include the riots on March 17 and 18, 2004, where Norwegian soldiers killed at least two Kosovo Albanians and many others were killed. I have not had the chance to compare complete lists of victims after KFOR took responsibility, but I also not that Martinsen does not include a terrorist attack on a UNHCR bus with Serbian civilians from Kosovska Mitrovica to Peć on Feb. 2, 2000 killing two Serbs. I was present at the crime scene.

There are further problems with these lists. For instants, we find that James Free and Kenneth Suckling are listed as deceased, but a quick Google search reveals that they were released and returned to England.

FREE JAMES   07.jan.66 25.sep.99 Kaqanik/Kacanik 2/3
SUCKLING KENNETH   05.okt.46 25.sep.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica (Ura e Gjakut) 2/3/5

Another person with very scarce information is a person, presumably a foreigner, with the name Barentstein, no first name:

BARTENSTEIN     05.mai.71 02.jul.00   2/3

Who is this person, and why he/she listed as dead when there is no more information about what happened?

Even if Martinsen has not focused very much on non-Albanian victims, he seems to have used Serbian sources for some of his work. For instants he lists

SHEHU IME NEPOZNATO (od oca Sinana) 01.jan.81 26.mar.99 Prizren – Krushë e Madhe 5

This person apparently comes from a Serbian source, since the first name is just listed by the Serbian word for first name, IME and nepoznatno for unknown, but the father’s name was Sinan.

I haven’t checked Martinsen’s lists completely yet, but there seems to be some cases of double postings. For instants these:

BACAJ HAKI ISMAJL 30.jul.67 13.mai.98 Kline/Klina 1
BALAJ HAKI SMAJL 30.jul.67 13.mai.98 Kline-Germnike 5

The last name is slightly different, but they died the same day, have the same first name, same birthday and same father.

Another example could be this one:

BUQANI VALDET AHMET 09.jun.79 04.apr.99 5
BUQANI VALDET ISUF 09.jun.79 04.apr.99 Gjakovë – Kralan 5

And this is a third example:

HAJRIZI MYFAIL 01.jan.66 15.jan.99 Racak – Shtimë 5
HAJRIZI MUFAIL MEJDI 01.feb.69 15.jan.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn – Kicic i Madh 5

Fourth example:

HAJRIZI BUJAR 15.jan.99 Racak – Shtimë 5
HAJRIZI BUJAR HANIFE 01.jan.78 15.jan.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 5

And finally, could the three below be the same person?

BASHA EMIN FAIK 01.jan.63 31.jan.99 Peja/Pec (Qender) 5
BERISHA EMIN FAIK 01.jan.62 31.jan.99 Peje 5
EMINI FAIK BERISHA 01.jan.63 31.jan.99 Pejë 5

Now, let’s go through a couple of alternative lists. The first one I’d like to mention is Kosovo – list of Civilians murdered presumably by KLA in 1998. This is a story of 97 Serbians and Albanians loyal to Belgrade who were killed, presumably by the KLA until Nov. 13, 1998. Fifteen of these are present in Martinsen’s list:

BERISHA SALIH AVDYL 01.jan.48 04.apr.98 Kline-Zaberxhe 5
BERISHA BAJRAM AVDYL 01.jan.46 06.apr.98 Kline-Zaberxhe 5
ZOGAJ FADIL IBRAHIM 04.apr.71 06.apr.98 Gllarevë / Iglarevo 4/5
ZOGAJ RAMADAN IBRAHIM 24.mar.58 06.apr.98 Gllarevë / Iglarevo 4/5
KRASNIQI VESEL BEQO 09.jan.51 05.mai.98 Tërstenik / Trstenik 2/3/4
KUCI HAJDAR     06.mai.98 Vushtrri/Vucitrn – Kastriot/Deqan / Dectdani 5
MUSTAFA VEHBI MUHAMET 01.jan.36 07.mai.98 Peje 2/3/5
GASHI AJET KAMER 0.01.1954 12.jun.98 Podujevo/Podujevo 2/3/5
GJUKAJ ADEM MUHAMET 01.jan.71 24.jul.98 Peja-Karagaq 2/3/5
GJUKAJ BAKIR MUHAMET 01.jan.67 24.jul.98 Peje 2/3/5
GASHI RUSHDI BAJRAM 01.jan.48 25.aug.98 Gjakova/Djakovica 2/3/5
XHEMAJ BEHAR MEJDIN 01.jan.86 19.sep.98 Skenderaj/Srbica 2/3/5
XHEMAJ BETIM XHELADIN 01,01,84 19.sep.98 Prizeren-Leskovec 5
KLINAKU ARDIANA 01.jan.98 23.sep.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3/5
BAJRAKTARI BAFTI HASAN 01.jan.15 28.sep.98 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3/5

It would be interesting to find out how many Albanians were killed by other Albanians for being loyal to Yugoslav authorities. Claiming that all dead Albanians are killed by the Serbian regime is too simple. And Martinsen cannot claim that his lists “represent close to a complete record of civilian victims” when he has omitted 83 names from this list.

Now, I’d like to pay attention to the list Kosovo Chronology. There is some overlap from the list above, but in addition to civilians, this list also has police officers. Here we see all the names from the list above, except for Sufaj Suljo (1922) who was killed by terrorists. His corpse with partly burned and carbonized bones was found in the septic tank of his family house on 4th October, 1998 in the village of Prilep. Martinsen does not have any of these police officers on his lists, but they should also be a part of the total. Where there are people discovered by Martinsen’s lists, I have pasted them below here. I have excluded the 15 names discussed in the list above.

Combined in these two lists, I have counted 540 victims, while Martinsen only has 104 of these on his lists. Of these are 135 police officers and three soldiers on leave, but still, there are many that are not included in Martinsens’s lists. Here I have found about 216 Albanian sounding names. Some of them could be Roma, but those confirmed to be Roma or non-Serb are 24. Anyway, Albanian and Roma combined from these lists, including one from, are 241, and Martinsen only found 56 of these. Could this be an indication of widespread killings of Albanians and other non-Serbs from Albanians connected to the KLA?

I have scanned these lists with my original handwritten notes so that there can be no doubt how I have counted the names. My goal is to be as thorough as humanly possible, and I would like to be corrected if I have made errors. My notes are available on

The weakness of Kosovo Chronology is that it does not list military losses, and the list after March 24, 1999 is very incomplete. There is a lot of work to be done to get the complete picture of the victims of the Kosovo war in Kosovo and Serbia.
There can be no doubt that even if NATO does not have a direct criminal responsibility for the killings and massacres committed by Serbian security structures after March 24, but we do have a moral responsibility for escalating the suffering by going to war and pulling out the OSCE KVM observers. We cannot wash our hands in front of the crowd like Pontius Pilate did before he gave away Jesus for execution. (Matt 27:24) Thousands of lives could have been saved if NATO would have allowed diplomacy to speak instead of weapons.

Below I have pasted the that are both present in this list and in Martinsen’s lists. Here there are Serbian, Roma and Albanian names. Since these names are on official Serbian police lists, I would find it probable that the Albanians on this list would been KLA sympathizers killed in combat, they could have been killed by KLA sympathizers, but of course the perpetrators could also be VJ, paramilitaries or MUP:

RADOSEVIC SLOBODAN MIRKO 10.aug.43 23.apr.98 Peja/Pec 2/3
RADUNOVIC MILOS BATRIC 01.jan.38 23.apr.98 Decan/Decani 2/3
SPASIC ZARKO MILORAD 26.sep.63 14.mai.98 Prishtina/Pristina 1
KANDIC CEDOMIR JOVAN 11.mar.43 13.jun.98 Gjakova/Djakovica 1
VOSTIC DRAGOLJUB TRAJKO 02.des.29 20.jun.98 Prishtina/Pristina 1
VOSTIC RADOMIR MILUTIN 13.apr.31 20.jun.98 Kline/Klina 1
ADJANCIC DUSAN SPIRO 03.jun.42 22.jun.98 Obiliq/Obilic 1
ADJANCIC PERO VELIBOR 11.okt.70 22.jun.98 Fushe Kosove/Kosovo Polje 1
ADJANCIC ZORAN MIROSLAV 12.okt.68 22.jun.98 Fushe Kosove/Kosovo Polje 1
BUHA MIRKO MILAN 18.jan.48 22.jun.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 1
GOJKOVIC FILIP TRIFUN 14.jan.52 22.jun.98 Prishtina/Pristina 1
LEMPIC BOZIDAR MIROSLAV 06.jan.59 22.jun.98 Vushtrri / Vucitrn 1
SAVIC SRBOLJUB LJUBISA 19.jun.71 22.jun.98 Viti/Vitina 1
TRIFUNOVIC MIROSLAV SVETISLAV 05.jun.55 22.jun.98 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 1
VUKMIROVIC DRAGAN MILE 04.jan.58 22.jun.98 Peja/Pec 1
SMIGIC DOSTANA BOGIC 03.jun.57 18.mai.98 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica (Rashan) 1
BEJTA BURIM RAMADAN 06.jun.82 19.mai.98 Kline/Klina 1
BERISHA AGRON BAJRAM 19.jun.82 19.mai.98 Kline/Klina 1
SULINIC MIROSLAV DRAGOJLUB 08.jun.69 21.mai.98 Rahovec 1
SMIGIC ALEKSANDRA PAVLE 06.okt.22 09.jun.98 Mitrovice/Kosovaska Mitrovica (Rashan) 1
GUTIC IZET SABO 05.nov.58 18.jun.98 Shtime-Gllavicë 1
VUJISIC NOVICA MIHALJO 01.jan.80 18.jun.98 Peja/Pec 1
VUKOVIC VUCIC ZARIJA 27.sep.61 18.jun.98 Decan/Decani 1
GUTIC IZET SABO 05.nov.58 18.jun.98 Shtime-Gllavicë 1
VUJISIC NOVICA MIHALJO 01.jan.80 18.jun.98 Peja/Pec 1
VUKOVIC VUCIC ZARIJA 27.sep.61 18.jun.98 Decan/Decani 1
BLAGOJEVIC SINISA VOJISLAV 19.sep.66 24.jun.98 Decan/Decani 1
MARINKOVIC ZVONKO MARKO 03.des.67 24.jun.98   2/3
KRSTIC MIODRAG ATANASIJE 09.nov.6 4 24.jun.98 Suhareka/Suva Reka 1
KRSTIC ZIVORAD JEREMIJA 07.nov.30 25.jun.98 Prizren/Prizren 1
MILJKOVIC CEDOMIRKA DJURICA 23.jul.45 26.jun.98 Gllogovc/Glogovac 1
MILJKOVIC RATOMIR STOJAN 15.apr.41 26.jun.98 Novoberde/Novo Brdo 2/3
LATAS DJURO RADE 09.jul.49 04.jul.98 Gjakova/Djakovica 1
BALJOSEVIC DJORDJE ILIJA 29.apr.41 17.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
BALJOSEVIC SASA TOMISLAV 27.aug.67 17.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
BALJOSEVIC TOMISLAV TRAJKO 01.okt.37 17.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
ISAKU VISAR AZEM 24.feb.78 17.jul.98 FKU02 – 001B 2/3/5
ABARKAPA CEDO ZIVOJIN 11.mai.50 17.jul.98   2/3
DJINOVIC DUSKO BOZIDAR 01.mai.59 17.jul.98 Prishtina/Pristina 2
DOLASEVIC DUSKO MILORAD 30.nov.54 17.jul.98 Istog/Istok 2/3
FILDJOKIC MILORAD BORIVOJE 03.jul.76 17.jul.98 Prishtina/Pristina 2/3
KOSTIC SRECKO STANOJE 05.jun.74 18.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
BURDJIC SPASA ZIVKO 25.mai.37 18.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
NIKOLIC RAJKO ILIJA 14.jun.55 17.jul.98 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3
PATRNOGIC DUSKO VELJKO 17.feb.59 17.jul.98   2/3
SIMIC SRECKO STANOJE 01.jan.31 18.jul.98 Prizren/Prizren 2/3
TOMIC DJORDJE   01.jan.46 18.jul.98 Prishtina/Pristina 2/3
TOMIC SVETOZAR DJORDJE 14.feb.46 18.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
STANOJEVIC KRSTA BUDIMIR 05.sep.60 19.jul.98 Vushtrri/Vucitrn 2/3
LAZIC VESELIN STANIMIR 06.sep.51 19.jul.98 Gjilan/Gnjilane 1
HOTI SHABAN REXHEP 02.aug.43 20.jul.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3/5
HADZA NESAD ISMAIL 25.mai.55 21.jul.98 Decan/Decani 1
HADZA SUAD NESAD 28.jul.78 21.jul.98 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 1
EMINAZËRI HANEMSHAHE XHEMAJLI 01.jan.48 20.jul.98 Gllogovc/Glogovac 2/3/5

 (Date given for Hanemshane above in Kosovo Chronology is Aug. 6, 1998)

KRYEZIU XHEMAJL MUHARREM 01.jan.63 09.aug.98 Mleqan – Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3/5
MORINA ADEM     24.aug.98 Drenoc – Malshevë 2/3/5
MORINA ADEM ISUF 04.jul.58 24.aug.98 Vushtrri/Vucitrn 2/3/5

(There could be some confusion in this. In Kosovo Chronology, this man could be Morina, Imer, on the Peć-Priština road. But it is strange that he is listed twice.)

38 bodies found after police/army counter offensive on Sept. 11, 1998, and these five were found the ones found on Martinsen’s list:

VLAHOVIC MILKA PERICA 01.jan.33 23.apr.98 Rrahovec/Orahovac 2/3
STOSIC VELIZAR STOSA 11.feb.35 18.jul.98   2/3
ANTIC ILIJA MILOS 18.jul.34 29.mai.98 Decan/Decani 2/3
RADOSEVIC SLOBODAN MIRKO 10.aug.43 23.apr.98 Peja/Pec 2/3
RADUNOVIC MILOS BATRIC 01.jan.38 23.apr.98 Decan/Decani 2/3


ZEJNULLAHU NUREDIN CEKO 01.jan.49 18.nov.98 Peje 5
IBRAHIMI AGIM SADRI 06.jul.50 21.nov.98 Llapqeve – Malishevë 1
ELSHANI AHMET ISA 05.nov.75 19.jan.99 Gllogovc/Glogovac (Gjergjica) 2/3
GASHI XHEVAT SYLË 01.jan.57 20.jan.99 Podujevo/Podujevo 2/3/5
SADRIU RRUSTEM  SADIK 02.jan.48 10.jan.99 Gjakova/Djakovica 2/3/5
BYTYQI MUHARREM UKË 01.jan.19 16.jan.99 Peja/Pec 2/3/5

Bitici (Bytyqi) above is listed with a different birthday, born in 1956 in Kosovo Chronicle.

TOPOJANI SELIM AGUSH 20.jan.47 19.feb.99 Kaqanik / Kacanik – Sopotnica/Soponicë 1
AZEMI NEXHAT (SHEFQET) 09.des.58 01.mar.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica (Rudar i vogël) 5
RUSHITI SEJDI (HASHIM) 01.jan.59 01.mar.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica (Rudar i vogël) 2/3/5
FEKA ENVER S 01.jan.64 11.mar.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn 2/3/5
KRASNIQI ASLLAN   05.apr.36 10.mar.99 Istog/Istok 2/3/5
KADRIU KADRI (HAJRIZ) 01.jan.54 11.mar.99 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 2/3/5
HALILI NEZIR ISUF 01.mai.71 13.mar.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn – Cyqavicë 5
TAFAJ RIZA ISMET 01.jan.79 14.mar.99 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3/5
TAFAJ IBRAHIM XHEMAJL 01.jan.81 14.mar.99 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3/5
TAFAJ XHEMAJLI HAZIR Habiti 01.jan.55 14.mar.99 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3/5
DERVISHAJ ENVER YMER 01.jan.82 15.mar.99 Istog/Istok 1
DERVISHAJ ESAD YMER 01.jan.80 15.mar.99 Istog/Istok 1
DERVISHAJ BRAHIM IMER 15.apr.66 15.mar.99 Decan/Decani 2/3
SYLAJ DERVISH SYLE 01.aug.65 15.mar.99 Suhareka/Suva Reka 2/3
MAQEDONCI HALIL BEQIR 15.feb.52 23.mar.99 Prishtinë / Pristina 4/5
REXHA FATMIR SHAIP 27.jun.69 23.mar.99 Kaqanik/Kacanik 23
BERISHA LATIF (MEHMET) 01.jan.31 24.mar.99 Vushtrri/Vucitrn – Mitrovice (Smrekonicë) 5
KELMENDI BAJRAM SOKOL 01.jan.37 25.mar.99 Prishtina 5
KELMENDI KASTRIOT BAJRAM 01.jan.68 25.mar.99 Prishtina 5
KELMENDI KUSHTRIM BAJRAM 01.jan.82 25.mar.99 Prishtina 5
ZOGAJ ELMI  JASHAR 15.aug.80 01.apr.99 Istog/Istok – Rahovec 5
TANUSHAJ ALI RRAHMAN   02.apr.99 Prizren/Prizren 2/3/5
UKSHINI AFERDITA   01.jan.77 13.apr.99 Rahovec  
Found from list with no date, and I have added the dates from Kosovo Chronology, bold font is information added by me:

ZARIC IVAN TRAJKO 11.des.74  190598 Kline / Klina 1
KRASNIQI HIRA DEMUSH 07.mai.45  300798 Kline / Klina 1
FROKAJ TUSH TUNE 29.aug.61  280898 Gjakovë / Dakovica 1

The person below is possibly not the same person as the one described in Kosovo Chronicle. Here Ahmeti came from Gornje Godance, Stimlje, not Mitrovica

AHMETI VESEL (SINAN) 01.jan.54  270698 Mitrovice/Kosovska Mitrovica 5
BLLACA SKENDER B  1971 220399 or 230399
Gornje Stanovce, Vucitrn

Ilijan below is called Iljir in Kosovo Chronology, but the birth year is the same, even if he lived in 7 Cara Lazara i Kosovska Mitrovica. According to Kosovo Chronology, Ilijan was killed with his father Agim and his grandmother Nazmija, but Martinsen does not have the grandmother Nazmija in his lists.

HAJRIZI ILIJAN (AGIM) 01.jan.87 Shtime/Stimlje 2/3/5
HAJRIZI AGIM MEHMET 20.feb.61 25.mar.99 Mitrovicë (Decan/Decani) 2/3/5

Josef Martinsen’s response to this article:

Kristian Kahrs – lost target

If Kristian Kahrs had used time to fully read my two books and watched the film (DVD) he would probably discovered that his arguments does not match neither content nor the intent behind my work namely documenting civilian victims of war crimes committed in Kosovo from January 1998 to June 1999. I have no intention whatsoever to involve in a political tit for tat game that has lasted for at least hundred years between Albanians and Serbians. It is also established as a fact by the International court 26 February 2009, see page 5 in What Happened in Kosovo, that war crimes were committed in Kosovo 1998/99 and the instigators were Serbian (or rump Yugoslavia) top ranked political and military leaders. Military, paramilitary and police units were, unfortunately for the common service members, used to carry out the incomprehensible plans of killings to create a state of fear before expulsion started of a waste number of the Albanian population. They almost succeeded but thanks to USA and the Britain’s and NATO-KFOR they were stopped. This involvement from outside surely saved coming generations in Serbia for hardships that probably would have surpassed today’s problems by far.

UN General-Secretary in June 1999 Kofi Annan stated that the International community’s task is to restore the lives and heal the wounds of the conflict. UN managed to restore physical things such as houses and infrastructures but failed to heal the wounds. An establishing of common knowledge of the truth regarding the war crimes committed in Kosovo is a first step in a needed reconciliation process between Albanians and Serbians if peace is going to be achieved in the region. The younger generation in both Serbia and Kosovo has a unique chance to break this evil circle or political tit for tat game that has lasted for so long. Through history there are specific generations that is given a unique opportunity to change direction for their country’s fate, I believe that today’s younger generation in both Serbia and Kosovo is such a generation. They can achieve what their forefathers failed to accomplish namely create an environment for equal rights, communication, negotiation, understanding, trust and peace for people in both Kosovo and Serbia.

Josef Martinsen

Friend of both Albanians and Serbians
PS. I mentioned at the end of my second book What Happened in Kosovo that it could occur discrepancy regarding the listing of victims and I apologize if so should happen to be.