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Ćuška (in Serbian; Ћушка) or Qyshk (in Albanian) is a village near Peć, in western Kosovo.[a] It is predominantly inhabited by Muslim ethnic Albanians.


The word ćuška (ћушка) means "slap" in Serbo-Croatian.[1] During the Kosovo War, on May 14, 1999, the Šakali paramilitary unit massacred civilians in the village, and they are now facing sentences for these war crimes.[2]

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  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 10 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.


  1. ^ Nusret Mulasmajic (9 May 2011). Bosnian-English Dictionary: Turcisms, Colloquialisms, Islamic Words and Expressions. AuthorHouse. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-1-4634-0179-5.
  2. ^ http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/hronika/svedok:-sakali-izvrsili-zlocine-u-selu-cuska_240076.html

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Coordinates: 42°39′26″N 20°20′20″E / 42.657222°N 20.338889°E / 42.657222; 20.338889 (Ćuška)