A man passes under Serbia flag and poster saying "Serbia" on a street in northern part of divided city Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo. Since the end of the Kosovo War of 1999  the town has been divided between an ethnic-Albanian-majority south and an ethnic-Serb-majority north. Its northern part is the de facto capital of the Serb enclave of North Kosovo. In the aftermath of the war, the town became a symbol of Kosovo's ethnic divisions. The badly damaged southern half of the town was repopulated by an estimated 50,000 Albanians. Their numbers have since grown with the arrival of refugees from destroyed villages in the countryside. In the north, some 8-10,000 Kosovo Serbs remained in their homes, with 2,000 Kosovo Albanians and 1,700 Muslim Slavs living in discrete enclaves on the north bank of the Ibar river. Almost all of the Serbs living on the south bank were displaced to the north.
A man passes under Serbia flag and poster saying "Serbia" on a street in northern part of divided city Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo. Since the end of the Kosovo War of 1999 the town has been divided between an ethnic-Albanian-majority south and an ethnic-Serb-majority north. Its northern part is the de facto capital of the Serb enclave of North Kosovo. In the aftermath of the war, the town became a symbol of Kosovo's ethnic divisions. The badly damaged southern half of the town was...
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