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Is terrorist Albanian organization B-13 a threat to Serbs in northern Kosovo? Here's what KFOR says

Everything that can affect the security situation is monitored on a daily basis, in order to determine what measures may be needed, says Sabetta

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The security situation in Kosovo and Metohija is peaceful and under control, while KFOR is always aware of the situation and regularly carries out security assessment - but is not involved in the fight against terrorism, says KFOR spokesman Pio Sabetta.

"The security situation is the result of many factors, such as the economy, politics, prosperity... Everything that can affect the security situation is monitored on a daily basis, in order determine the measures that may be needed," Sabetta told Belgrade newspaper Danas, after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he could not rule out that incidents may occur in Kosovo and Metohija in the fall.

Asked if KFOR has any knowledge of the terrorist Albanian organization B-13, which some media in Serbia claim plans to attack Serbs in North Mitrovica and Zubin Potok ahead of the elections in Kosovo, Sabetta pointed out that KFOR, in accordance with its mandate based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244 "has no role in the rule of law or law enforcement in Kosovo, and is not involved in the fight against terrorism, because that's beyond the scope of its mandate - but KFOR is closely and constantly monitoring the situation."

Vojska kosova, Kosovo

Photo: Tanjug/AP

When asked if KFOR was ready to guarantee security to Kosovo residents on election day, Sabetta replied affirmatively.

"KFOR contributes to ensuring a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all citizens of Kosovo, in an impartial manner, regardless of their ethnicity, and remains committed to the security and stability of Kosovo," said Sabetta.

He added that the current security situation is peaceful and under control.

"KFOR cooperates closely with local and international security organizations. Should there be a warning of any kind about a potential security breach, KFOR is ready to take the necessary measures to protect security of Kosovo, in close cooperation with the Kosovo police and EULEX, for the benefit of every citizen living in Kosovo," stressed Sabeta .

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