Note the absence of the word "Terrorist"...
More than 20 killed in operation against Albanians in Macedonia
DPA wrote:By Thomas Brey, dpa
Belgrade (dpa) - At least 22 people are dead in northern Macedonia after a a police action against armed ethnic Albanians, the Macedonian government said Sunday.
At least eight police officers were killed and 37 injured in the two-day operation in Kumanovo that killed 14 armed ethnic Albanians, said Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
Some 30 people were arrested and the death toll could continue to rise, the Interior Ministry said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels called for Macedonia's leadership to restore calm.
Fighting in the ethnic Albanian town of Kumanovo, 40 kilometres north-east of the capital Skopje, has now subsided and the town is under police lockdown, Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski said.
Kotevski said clashes started Saturday when police advanced against what he described as "well-armed terrorists" that had penetrated Macedonia "from a neighbouring country."
The group, which had as many as 70 men, had hidden in the region with support from local Albanians and planned attacks on public facilities and a military base, he said.
In response to the violence, Stoltenberg calling for "everyone to exercise restraint and avoid any further escalation, in the interest of the country and the whole region."
"It is important that all political and community leaders work together to restore calm and conduct a transparent investigation to establish what happened," he said.
BTW, Kumanovo is not an ethnic Albanian town, the majority is Macedonian there.
I think the Germans are again helping the UCK (Kosovo Liberation Army) like they did in the conflict with Serbia, and later Macedonia.
It was the BND, and NOT the CIA that operated the training camps for the UCK/KLA. Funny enough, the Nazis also collaborated with the local Albanian population during WWII...it's history repeating itself.