Saturday, January 21, 2006

Kosovo leader Ibrahim Rugova dies

Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova has died after losing a battle with lung cancer, officials have announced.

Mr Rugova, 61, regarded as a moderate ethnic Albanian, came to prominence in the 1990s as leader of the ethnic Albanian resistance against Serbia.

Kosovo has been under UN administration since 1999 when a Nato bombing campaign stopped Serb forces expelling ethnic Albanians during a separatist war.

Rugova's death will complicate talks on the future of Kosovo, observers say.


Anonymous said...

Dr. Rugova is the prime symbol of peace and liberty of Kosova. He will be greatly missed by all.

Kristian said...