Kosovo observes fifth year of its independence from Serbia

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Kosovo celebrated the fifth anniversary of their declaration of independence from Serbia, for the first time since 1998-99 with a parade of police and armed forces, in the main square of Pristina, the capital. The landlocked nation is recognised as independent nation only by 96 nation (i.e. not an UN nation) and Serbia continues to claim it as its own territory. Its population comprises mainly of ethnic Albanians and Serbians.

The European Union is currently mediating talks between the two former foes who fought a war over it in 1998-99. Recently both side had a skirmish at the border which caused injury to 30 NATO soldiers.Later both side agreed for a joint border management strategy.

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