The kosovo war was a quick and highly destructive conflict that displaced 90 percent of the population the severity of the unrest in kosovo and the involvement of the north atlantic treaty organisation (nato ) brought the kosovo conflict to international attention in the late 1990’s.
Nato's objectives nato's objectives in relation to the conflict in kosovo were set out in the statement issued at the extraordinary meeting of the north atlantic council held at nato on 12 april 1999 and were reaffirmed by heads of state and government in washington on 23 april 1999. Serbia: the kosovo conflict the most serious threat to both the internal stability and the international rehabilitation of serbia during the late 1990s was the deteriorating situation in the province of kosovo.
The kosovo air war begins in televised address, clinton rules out the use of ground troops to fight a war in kosovo officials hope for a quick resolution, in line with their experience in bosnia prior to the dayton agreement.
An ethnic albanian demonstrator gasps for breath after he was beaten by riot police while a policeman (c) runs through tear gas during clashes in the center of pristina, march 2, 1998.
Within kosovo itself, an estimated 580,000 people had been rendered homeless it is estimated that by the end of may, 15 million people, ie 90% of the population of kosovo, had been expelled from their homes some 225,000 kosovar men were believed to be missing at least 5000 kosvars had been executed. Fighting between the kosovo liberation army and serbian forces begins in 1998 after internationally-mediated peace talks fail, nato launches air strikes to force serbian leader slobodan.
The insurgency was fairly tame with regards to actual death with only 10 policemen and 24 civilians but it was enough to ignite the kosovo war in 1998, serb security forces massacred 85 civilians in an attempt to stem the tide of the kla’s influence in kosovo in attacks on prekaz, likošane and ćirez. Kosovo is the disputed borderland between serbia and albania about 90 per cent of its two million inhabitants are kosovo albanians (kosovars) albanians are supposedly descended from the ancient dardanians (illyrians) who allegedly inhabited the western balkans long before slavs arrived in the sixth to eighth centuries ad.
By becoming educated about what caused the kosovo war, ordinary people can learn to identify the warning signs and address the problem before it can fester.
Video: the kosovo war: causes, timeline & nato involvement kosovo was the last of the former yugoslavian groups to declare its independence this lesson details the journey of the kosovars to independence, including the threat of ground troops by nato.