PARIS | The Latest: Serbia holds drills to mark centenary of WWI end

PARIS | The Latest: Serbia holds drills to mark centenary of WWI end

PARIS — The Latest on World War I armistice commemorations (all times local):

10:50 a.m.
Serbia is holding large military drills to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo.

The live-ammunition maneuvers on Saturday, dubbed “The Century of Winners,” include 8,000 soldiers, 100 battle tanks and MiG-29 fighter jets supplied by Russia.

Tensions recently have increased in the region, with Serbia and Kosovo accusing each other of undermining efforts at reconciliation following a 1998-99 war which ended after NATO intervention.

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