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Insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia

Military Conflict
ConflictInsurgency in Macedonia
DateJanuary November 2001
LocationPolog region of the Republic of Macedonia near the border with Albania and FR Yugoslavia (Kosovo )
ResultOhrid Agreement signed, ceasefire established, Albanian militants agree to disarm in exchange for greater ethnic rights.
National Liberation Army (NLA)
Macedonia
Ali Ahmeti
Samidin Xhezairi
Ahmet Krasniqi
Rrahim Beqiri
Macedonia Boris Trajkovski
Macedonia Ljubčo Georgievski
Macedonia Ljube Boškoski
Macedonia Vlado Bučkovski
5,000 - 7,000 insurgents
Macedonia 15,000
 
 
Civilian casualties:
70 dead (60 ethnic Albanians, 10 ethnic Macedonians)
Other:
2 EU monitors
1 UK soldier killed

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The insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia (January November 2001) was an armed conflict which began when the ethnic Albanian National Liberation Army (NLA) militant group attacked the security forces of the Republic of Macedonia at the beginning of January 2001. The conflict lasted throughout most of the year, although overall casualties remained limited to several dozen for either side, according to the sources from both of the sides in the conflict.


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