Timeline of the Kosovo War
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Timeline of the Kosovo War. Abbreviations:
- KLA—Kosovo Liberation Army
- FARK—Armed Forces of the Republic of Kosovo
- VJ—Yugoslav Army
- NATO—North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Peace-keeping forces
- KFOR—Kosovo Force (NATO)
- ICTY—International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (UN)
- IICK—Independent International Commission on Kosovo
- KDOM—Kosovo Diplomatic Observer Mission
|11 March||1981 protests in Kosovo: Student protest starts at the University of Pristina|
|1 April||Between 5,000 and 25,000 demonstrators of Albanian nationality call for SAP Kosovo to become a constituent republic inside Yugoslavia, as opposed to an autonomous province of Serbia.|
|2 April||Presidency sends special forces to stop the demonstrations and declares a state of emergency in regards to Kosovo. State of emergency lasts 7 days.|
|3 April||End of demonstrations during which 9 people are killed and more than 250 injured.|
|21 April||Kosovo Albanian student Armend Daci was shot by a Serb civilian sniper in Sunny Hill, Prishtina.|
|25 April||Three KLA members shoot in Restaurant Çakor in Deçan and kill three people.|
- 22 January: Yugoslav police besiege Prekaz. KLA victory. 2 policemen killed by KLA.
- 28 February: Firefight in Likošane. 4 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA.
- 28 February: Serbian police killed 14 Albanians of the Ahmeti family.
- 5 March: Prekaz Ambush. 4 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA.
- 5–7 March: Attack on Prekaz. Yugoslav victory. 28 militants and 30 civilians killed by VJ.
- 7-10 March: Battle of Llapushnik KLA victory.
- 23 April: Albanian–Yugoslav border clashes. Yugoslav victory. 18 militants killed by VJ.
- 25 May: 3 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA near Ljubenić.
- 25 May and 1 April: Ljubenić massacres.
- 22 June–1 July: Battle of Belaćevac Mine. Yugoslav victory.
- 18 July: Albanian–Yugoslav border clashes. Yugoslav victory.
- 25–26 July: KLA abandonment of the Lapušnik prison camp. 23 of 35 inmates killed by KLA.
- 5 July: 2 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA near Lođa.
- 6 July–17 August: Battle of Lođa. Yugoslav victory.
- 17–20 July Battle of Orahovac. Yugoslav victory.
- 28 July–17 August: Battle of Junik. Yugoslav victory.
- 1-30 August: 17 Yugoslav policemen killed in attacks by KLA in the Drenica valley.
- 11–12 August: Battle of Glodjane. Both KLA and Yugoslav forces claim victory.
- 9 September: Lake Radonjić massacre.
- 30 September: Ambush near Koshare. KLA victory.
- 25 September: 5 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA near Likovac.
- 26 and 29 September: Gornje Obrinje massacre.
- 3 December: Albanian–Yugoslav border clash. Yugoslav victory.
- 14 December: Albanian–Yugoslav border clashes. Yugoslav victory.
- 14 December: Panda Bar massacre.
- 23–27 December: Battle of Podujevo. Yugoslav victory.
- 8 and 10 January: 4 Yugoslav policemen killed by KLA near Uroševac.
- Račak massacre.
- NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Operation Allied Force.
- F-117A shoot-down.
- Bombing of Novi Sad.
- Bela Crkva massacre.
- Velika Kruša massacre.
- Suva Reka massacre.
- Izbica massacre.
- Drenica massacres.
- 13 April: Albania–Yugoslav border incident. Status quo ante bellum. Albanian Army retakes control.
- 21 April: 6 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA near Meja.
- Meja massacre.
- April: 2 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA near Vučitrn.
- Vučitrn massacre.
- Battle of Košare. Both KLA and Yugoslav forces claim victory.
- 19-20 May: 14 Yugoslav special forces killed in an ambush by KLA near Junik.
- 26 May: 2 Yugoslav policemen killed in an ambush by KLA in Tasus
- 26 May: Tasus massacre. Serbian police kills 27 albanian civilians.
- Grdelica train bombing.
- NATO bombing of Albanian refugees near Gjakova.
- NATO bombing of the Radio Television of Serbia headquarters.
- NATO bombing of Belgrade streets.
- Lužane bus bombing.
- Cluster bombing of Niš.
- United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
- Koriša bombing.
- Ćuška massacre.
- Battle of Pashtrik. Both KLA and Yugoslav Forces claim victory. Tactical Stalemate.
- "KOSOVO: ONE YEAR AFTER THE RIOTS". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28.
- Reuters (30 July 1981). "6 More Yugoslavs Sentenced For Ethnic Rioting in Kosovo" – via NYTimes.com.