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Friday, June 18, 1999 Published at 20:24 GMT 21:24 UK

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Picture gallery: Serbs flee Kosovo

An estimated 40,000 Serbs have fled Kosovo, fearing reprisals from the Kosovo Liberation Army and returning refugees.

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Serb refugees are leaving their homes and most of their possessions behind.

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In the south of the province, American K-For soldiers protect the Serbs while they wait for trains.

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Occasionally, K-For has to deal with Serb snipers who have stayed behind.

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Nato soldiers make sure Serb security forces comply with the agreement to withdraw.

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Ethnic Albanians wave goodbye to Serb soldiers in Podujevo - glad to see them go.

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British K-For Colonel Richard Linski assures Serb Patriarch Pavle and Montenegro Patriarch Radovic that K-For will protect Serbs as well as Albanians.

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In Pec, houses are burning and about 200 Serbs have sought refuge in the local monastery.

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