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Jarinje is located in Kosovo
Coordinates: 43°12′27″N 20°43′0″E / 43.20750°N 20.71667°E / 43.20750; 20.71667Coordinates: 43°12′27″N 20°43′0″E / 43.20750°N 20.71667°E / 43.20750; 20.71667
Location Kosovo[a]
District District of Mitrovica

Jarinje (Albanian: Jarinjë, Serbian Cyrillic: Јариње, pronounced [jǎriːɲɛ]) is a village in northern Kosovo,[a] on Kosovo's northern boundary with Serbia, forming a border between the Republic of Kosovo and Serbia. Jarinje is the location of one of the NATO-staffed border checkpoints between Serbia and Kosovo. In February 2008, the border was sealed by NATO troops after unhappy Serbs ransacked and set fire to the border checkpoints at Jarinje and at Brnjak.[1] The area saw further clashes in July 2011.[2] Serbia has appointed guards and customs agents to work at the border. The 2013 Brussels deal made them permanent.[3]

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  1. ^ a b 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 received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.