Thursday, April 28, 2005

Kosovo Protection Corps opens barracks near divided Mitrovica

Mitrovice [Kosovska Mitrovica], 27 April: Members of the 4th TMK [Kosovo Protection Corps] Zone inaugurated the new Shemsi Ahmeti Barracks today in Shipol [Sipolj] near Mitrovice. This zone also marked the 14th Guards Battalion Day. The ceremony was also attended by Lieutenant-General Agim Ceku, commander of the TMK.

"Anniversaries are the best days to look back to the past and see what we have achieved. Your work is valued very highly not only by the TMK General Staff, but also by others," Gen Ceku said.

"Commander Shemsi Ahmeti had a vision, objective, and ideal. His objective and ideal were to liberate the country. He put all his energies and skills to the service of this cause until the day of his heroic sacrifice. For him, the freedom of the country was sacred. He demonstrated this with his actions," said Brigadier General Zymer Halimi, the commander of the 4th TMK Zone.

Gen Halimi added, "He was an example of a sincere man, courageous and committed. He carried out his duties with honesty and a high level of responsibility. He was a man of his word. This is the character of a true soldier. This is a quality that characterizes all great men of our nation."

The inaugurated premises cost 160,000 euros, which came from the TMK budget, as well as from local donations, and the work was carried out by TMK members.

Source: Kosovapress news agency web site, Pristina, in Albanian 27 Apr 05

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