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Yugoslav prisoner of war in U.S. custody

oil refinery burning
NATO continues to strike Yugoslavia's oil production facilities  

April 16, 1999
Web posted at: 8:22 p.m. EDT (0022 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ethnic Albanian rebels in Kosovo have captured a Yugoslav soldier and turned him over to the United States, which was holding him as a prisoner of war, the Pentagon said Friday.

The Kosovo Liberation Army took the junior officer in the regular armed forces hostage in Kosovo near the town of Junik, the Pentagon said.

After his capture during a nighttime operation on April 13- 14, the officer was delivered to the Albanian government. On Friday, he was turned over to the United States, and flown on a U.S. helicopter from northern Albania to that nation's capital, Tirana.

The soldier was being treated as a POW under the terms of the Geneva Conventions, the Pentagon said. He was described as being in good condition after being examined by a doctor.

He also was able to receive mail, practice his religion and communicate with others, including his family, the source said.

Pentagon officials have criticized Yugoslavia for not affording those rights to three U.S. solders captured near the Yugoslavia-Macedonia border about weeks ago.

They have not been allowed to communicate with their families or receive medical examinations from international Red Cross workers, U.S. officials said.

TCorrespondent Jamie McIntyre contributed to this report.


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RELATED SITES:
Extensive list of Kosovo-related sites
  • Kosovo

Yugoslavia:
  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia official site
      • Kesovo and Metohija facts
  • Serbia Ministry of Information
  • Serbia Now! News


Kosovo:
  • Kosova Crisis Center
  • Kosova Liberation Peace Movement
  • Kosovo - from Albanian.com

Military:
  • NATO official site
  • BosniaLINK - U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Navy images from Operation Allied Force
  • U.K. Ministry of Defence - Kosovo news
  • U.K. Royal Air Force - Kosovo news
  • Jane's Defence - Kosovo Crisis

Relief:
  • Kosovar doctor helps refugees one at a time
  • Mercy International USA
  • Donations for Kosovo Refugees
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Unicef USA
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • World Vision
  • CARE: The Kosovo Crisis
  • InterAction
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Disaster Relief from DisasterRelief.org
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Kosovo Relief
  • ReliefWeb: Home page


Media:
  • Independent Yugoslav radio stations B92
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting
  • United States Information Agency - Kosovo Crisis

Other:
  • Prayers for peace
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