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Kosovo: Slovenia Detains Former Kosovar Commander

Pristina, 22 October 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Slovenian authorities have detained former Kosovo rebel leader Agim Ceku, the current head of the Kosovo Protection Corps, a civilian emergency organization created after the disbanding of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Ceku told the Associated Press that Slovenian authorities detained him today at Ljubljana's airport while he was en route to Pristina. Slovenian officials told him that the government of Serbia has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Izabella Karlowicz, a UN spokeswoman in Kosovo, also confirmed Ceku's detainment. Ceku headed the Kosovo Liberation Army in 1999, an armed group that fought Serbian forces in the Kosovo war.