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90th anniversary of the Ohrid-Debar uprising

90th anniversary of the Ohrid-Debar uprising

9/12/2008 1:20:50 PM

The Ohrid-Debar uprising was an uprising against the Serbian occupation of the regions of Ohrid, Debar and Struga. The rebellion started only two months after the end of the Second Balkan War.

Local Albanians and Bulgarians expelled the Serbian army and officials, creating a front line 15 km. east of Ohrid. After two-week fierce fighting, a 100,000 srong regular Serbian army brutally supressed the uprising.

Thousands were killed, and tens of thousands local inhabitants fled for Bulgaria and Albania to save their lives.

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