Helmet used by the Kosovo Liberation Army, 1999 (c)
Previously used by the Yugoslav Army, this helmet still bears the latter formation's Red Star emblem. During the late 1990s the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) waged a campaign of separatist violence against the Yugoslav security forces and ethnic Serbs from Kosovo which precipitated a Yugoslav military crackdown. The latter operation caused the displacement of thousands of ethnic Albanians, which in turn led to the Kosovo War (1998-1999) and military intervention by The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
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