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Conflict in Kosovo

Many different ethnic groups believe Kosovo is their land. Two groups, the Serbs and the Albanians have been fighting over it for almost 800 years.

In 1989, the Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic took control of Kosovo. His army then tried to kill or hurt all Albanians in Kosovo. The Albanians fought back and many fled their homes. In 1999 European and United States forces started air strikes against the Serbians. The Serbs surrendered in 1999.