U.N., Kosovo police tighten security

Jan. 26, 2007 at 12:52 PM
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PRISTINA, Serbia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. police forces and Kosovo's police service have prepared a plan to tighten security in Serbia's mainly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province, a report says.

The plan, named "Armored Fox," could deploy about 10,000 local Kosovo police and U.N. police officers to contain any disturbances when U.N. special envoy Martti Ahtisaari comes to the capital Pristina Feb. 2 to reveal his proposal on Kosovo's future status, the Serbian news agency Tanjug reported Friday.

U.N. administrators, along with a police contingent, and NATO troops have been deployed in Kosovo since 1999 to curb ethnic conflicts.

About 16,000 NATO peacekeepers are stationed in the province.

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