Amnesty blasts poor human rights record 10 years after Kosovo war

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The cessation of bombing operations in the breakaway region of Kosovo on June 10, 1999, ended the last large-scale military confrontation between NATO and Serbia within ex-Yugoslavia.

In the decade since, Kosovo - which has been under United Nations administration and which declared independence in February of last year - has seen the return of a measure of stability. And NATO is expected to announce on Thursday that it is reducing the number of its troops in Kosovo by a third, from 15,000 to 10,000.

But a report published earlier this week by Amnesty International says the West has little reason to be proud of its record in terms of clearing up human rights abuses by ethnic Serbs and Albanians against one another.

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