YUGOSLAVIA: CONTINUED STRAINS OVER KOSOVO

Created: 5/6/1981

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Continued Strains Over Konovo

MufuBUt lUJcali's replacement yesturday as leader of the Kosovo provincial party organization reelectslnuing strains in the Yugoslav leadership over theunrest among ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. Belgrade's nervousness over the danger of major new disturbances occurring in the provinco is evident from the harsh denunicationa of "Albanian irredontism" and "greater Albanian chauvinism" leveled by top Yugoslav officials over the past several days. Rumors of guerrilla actions by Albanian nationalists against Yugoslav Army units in Kosovo cannot be substantiated, but Yugoslav authorities admit there is continuing "hostile" activity in the region and new arrests have been reported. Special sessions of the Serbian and the Yugoslav Party Contral Coimaittces called to discuss the Kosovo situation today and tomorrow, rrtsoectlvelv. mav result in furtherchanges.

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