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Serbs warn of more violence if Kosovo tries to establish control of north

A hard-line Serb leader warned Wednesday of more violence in Kosovo if the newly independent state moves to establish control in the Serb-populated north.Milan Ivanovic, a Serb leader from the northern Kosovo town of Kosovska Mitrovica, said Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leaders are wrong to assume that they will be able to assert authority in predominantly Serb areas. About 50,000 Serbs in the north have pledged not to recognize the new state and to continue to consider themselves part of Serbia. Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leadership “can implement their presence only by force,” Ivanovic said. Full Story

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