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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yugoslav Army Announces Pullout

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- The Yugoslav army Monday announced a partial withdrawal of military and police forces from Kosovo.

An army statement, distributed by the state-run Tanjug news agency, said the withdrawal order was effective as of 10 p.m. Sunday night. There was no indication how many forces would be affected by the order.

"Considering the fact that the actions against the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army have been completed, the Yugoslav army supreme command ordered the beginning of the partial withdrawal of the army and police units,'' the statement said.

"At the same time, it was concluded that when an agreement with the United Nations is reached regarding the deployment of a UN mission in Kosovo, it will be possible to realize a plan with which the army and police units in the province would be reduced to peace-time levels prior to the [NATO] aggression.''