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“KFOR will continue to implement its mandate to maintain a safe and secure environment in an impartial manner throughout Kosovo, for the benefit of all communities, majority and minority alike,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a statement.

Mr. Thaci sought to assure anxious Serbs in Kosovo that they have nothing to fear. “I want to assure all communites living in Kosovo — and in particular the Serb citizens — that Kosovo is their home too.”