Battle of Podujevo
The Battle of Podujevo (Serbian: Бој на Пoдyjeвo, Boj na Podujevo) was fought in the Kosovo War between the Yugoslav Special Anti-Terrorist Unit and KLA insurgents. These events centered around the desire of the Yugoslavs to avenge the death of a Montenegrin policeman who was killed by KLA militants around the area.
The battle occurred between 23-27 December 1998. After the battle, KLA militias had to bury 33 insurgents who were killed in the clashes. Also, according to international monitors who contributed to Operation Eagle Eye, this battle shattered a ceasefire called on by foreign forces. At the conclusion of the fighting, the Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission made an appearance doing a surveillance watch over the convoy of Yugoslav Army vehicles.
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