NPR's Ted Clark reports on the history of the conflict between Serbs and ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo were scarcely mentioned in the U.S. media until last year, but they date back at least to the eleventh century, and possibly much earlier. As with any ethnic group, their history is full of twists and turns. But their conflict with the Serbs is relatively new.
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