Pristina, 23 September 1998 (RFE/RL) -- Reports from Serbia's
Kosovo province say Serb army and police units are continuing to pound ethnic Albanian villages in the central Drenica region. Details are sketchy, but both Serb and ethnic Albanian sources say heavy
fighting is taking place in the region. The Kosovo Information Center,
ethnic Albanian leadership, said eight villages were burned and 20,000 people
were left homeless in fighting today and yesterday.
Serbian President Milan Milutinovic, meanwhile, is in Kosovo for
Serb officials. Speaking in the town of Pec, where Serb troops last week routed
rebels of the independence-seeking Kosovo Liberation Army (UCK), Milutinovic
vowed Serbia would "fight on till the end."
In New York, the United Nations Security Council is expected today
a resolution that threatens Belgrade with "further action and measures" unless
the violence stops. The resolution, which reportedly enjoys broad support,
short of authorizing military action.