Tragedy Avoided Or False Alarm?

Police in Novi Pazar, town in the southwest of Serbia arrested a 22-year-old men from that town suspected of throwing a home made device with nails at the Novi Pazar-Partizan Belgrade football game towards the stand where the supporters of Belgrade club were located.

Police took the device to expertise to determine whether it had an explosive charge.

The arrested man had already been criminally charged due to falsely reporting a bomb at the Novi Pazar staduim in 2011, and he is known to the police from before due to violent behavior at sports manifestations.

Albanians Protest Monument Removal

Protest gathering was held in center of Presevo against removal of monument to fallen members of OVPMB, terrorist Albanian organization who fought against Serbian army and military. The demonstrations took place without incidents ending at 13h.

Protest signs and several Albanian flags, carried by citizens, were seen at the demonstrations. Before the gathering, a meeting of Albanian political party leaders took place, but the results of that meeting are still unknown.

Representatives of OSCE mission were also present in Presevo.

United States Embassy came out with a statement in the meantime. Embassy’s press attaché Steven Stark said that the USA invite both Serbian and Albanian side to continue looking for the long-term and permanent solution in cooperation with the OSCE.

Illegally erected monument honoring fighters of the terrorist OVPMB in center of Presevo, town in south of Serbia, was removed yesterday, and the removal action took place without incidents.

Disputed Monument In Presevo Removed

In Presevo, town in south of Serbia with majority Albanian population, the disputed monument to fighters of OVPMB, terrorist Albanian organization, who fought against Serbian army and military, was removed this morning.

Action of removing the monument took place without incidents. Gendarmerie, the elite unit of the Serbian police, secured the town center while a crane loaded the problematic monument onto a truck.

Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dacic said that Serbia has shown plenty of patience, but also sent out a strong and firm message that the law must be abided and that nobody is above the state.

Local government in Presevo is composed of Albanian community parties who refused to remove the monument for a long time.

Threats By Terrorists

Albanian National Army (Armata Kombëtare Shqiptare, or AKSh) which was put on the list of terrorist organizations by the United Nations in 2003, has declared “urgent mobilization” because of “Serbian threat to secede one part of Kosovo’s territory and threats to forcibly remove monument to OVPMB in Presevo”.

Media in Pristina reported that the decision to mobilize was made at a meeting held on 9. January 2013. in Vucitrn. Headquarters of ANA, zone 2, stated that the mobilization of special unit “Cobra” was ordered due to the tense situation in Presevo valley and north of Kosovo.

ANA accuses “the fascist-like authorities of Serbia” for worsening the situation in north of Kosovo, and states that the final decision has been made to order mobilization from 10. January 2013. for all members of Albanian National Army.

The decision was signed by headquarter commander, lieutenant “Kachaku”, as well as the commander of special unit “Cobra”, who has the general rank.

No Terrorist, Just A Thief

A citizen of the United Kingdom of Arabic descent has been arrested in Belgrade for stealing. He has been accused of stripping cables off the city centre building, which houses the Media Centre – the main venue for press conferences in Belgrade.

On the day of the arrest, the Media Centre was to host a meeting of the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Vincent Degert, and Serbian Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Ivica Dacic, with members of the local press.

Prime Minister Dacic used this opportunity to deny earlier media reports that the arrested UK citizen had been planning a terrorist attack.

Nevertheless, before Dacic and Degert addressed journalists, Serbian police conducted a thorough search of the Media Centre building.