Battle of Podujevo

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Battle of Podujevo
Part of the Kosovo War
Date23–27 December 1998
LocationPodujevo, Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Result Yugoslav victory
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia[1] UCK KLA.png Kosovo Liberation Army
Commanders and leaders
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sreten Lukić
Units involved
SAJ emblem.png Special Anti-terrorist Unit
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 250 policemen
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 13 armored vehicles[2]
Casualties and losses
1 killed
6 wounded[3]
16 killed[3]

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 started after the death of a policeman who was killed by KLA militants in the area.[4]


The battle occurred between 23–27 December 1998.[4] According to international monitors who contributed to Operation Eagle Eye, this battle shattered a ceasefire called on by foreign forces.[4] At the conclusion of the fighting, the Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission monitored a convoy of Yugoslav Army vehicles.[2]


  1. ^ "Army Backers Of Milosevic On Kosovo Are Promoted". The New York Times. 27 December 1998. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Serbia: Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission Daily Report ; 22 Dec. | ReliefWeb". 1998-12-22. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Kosovo Reported Quiet After 4 Days of Clashes". The New York Times. 29 December 1998. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Europe | Serb policeman killed in Kosovo". BBC News. 1998-12-21. Retrieved 2012-01-30.