PRISHTINË, 16 Korrik 2016-Gazeta DIELLI-Behlul JASHARI/ Para 18 viteve, në 16 korrik 1998, raportoja për seancën konstituive të Kuvendit të Kosovës në kohë lufte për liri e pavarësi, kundër okupimit serb, për lufimet që përfshinin Prizrenin…
 Fighting engulfs Prizren
PRISHTINE, July 16/ATA correspondent Behlul Jashari reports:This afternoon fighting also engulfed the city of Prizren (20 km from Albania’s northern border) and its suburbs.
At around 13:30 in the Tasus quarter, in the suburbs, only two km from the city centre, Serbian military and police forces began heavy artillery shelling from the fighting positions in the site called “Ura e Lloces”.
Sources from the spot say that several houses have been covered with smoke and fire. They say fierce fighting is also taking place in the suburbs of the Hoce e Qytetit village, in Prizren’s suburbs, where powerful blasts are being heard from.
Many inhabitants of the Prizren suburbs are leaving their homes because of the fighting.
The Democratic League of Kosova (LDK), at an emergency meeting today, denounced the Serbian attack and called on the citizens to stay home as much as their can so as to counteract to the Serbian aims of ethnic cleansing. /das/lm/
Albanian Telegraphic Agency
 Kosova Albanians inaugurate their parliament -Rugova and deputies
swear oath of allegiance- PRISHTINE, July 16/ATA correspondent Behlul Jashari reports:
The Parliament of the Republic of Kosova, emerging from the elections of March 22 this year in Kosova, was inaugurated in Prishtine today.
The elections were held after the expiry of the mandate of the first democratic pluralistic Parliament of Kosova, which emerged from the May 24 elections of 1992 and which could not convene under very grave conditions of Kosova.
Today’s meeting to inaugurate the parliament of Kosova, with the participation of the deputies of all parliamentary parties was held in the Presidency of Kosova and the Democratic League of Kosova (DLK) headquarters, as the building of the Kosova parliament has been occupied by the Belgrade military and police regime since the beginning of July 1990.
The legislators carried out all the procedures of inaugurating the Parliament and its commission, based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kosova.
Academician Idriz Ajeti, LDK deputy, was elected speaker of parliament.
Gjergj Dedaj, deputy of the Liberal Party, Zef Morina of the Albanian Christian-Democratic party, and Iljaz Kurteshi of the Social-Democratic Party were elected deputy speakers.
Fatmir Sejdiu, LDK deputy, was elected secretary of Parliament.
In his oath of allegiance, the president of the Republic of Kosova, Dr. Ibrahim Rugova, said that he will energetically devote himself to achieving and safeguarding the Independence of the Republic of Kosova in its territorial integrity, to ensuring human and civil rights and freedoms.
The Kosova parliament was inaugurated under extraordinary war state conditions in Kosova and without any public announcement of its inauguration today, so that the Serbian forces could not prevent it convening.
After the end of the parliament’s proceedings, Serbian forces, backed by armaments, surrounded the building and later, through many provocations and threats entered it.
Serbian forces and participants of Serbian state security members confiscated armloads of documents.
Meanwhile diplomats of the United States, accredited to Belgrade and who were in Prishtine and representatives from the U.S. Office in the Kosova capital also arrived there.