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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

KLA Demilitarizing




PRISTINA, Yugoslavia -- The Kosovo Liberation Army is demilitarizing according to schedule and now must concentrate on transforming itself into a non-military group, the commander of NATO-led KFOR peacekeepers said Monday.


Last Friday was the 60th and last day of the KLA demilitarization process. Lieutenant General Sir Mike Jackson of Britain told reporters in Pristina, the Kosovo provincial capital, that following checks by his forces, as of the 60th day, "the KLA are indeed compliant."


KLA units were required to surrender all artillery and long-barreled weapons such as Kalashnikov assault rifles, and 60 percent of all automatic small arms.