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There's still money to be made from the Kosovo war. Last May, hundreds of families gathered in a farm field near Zahac for a memorial ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the massacre at the bus garage and attacks on two neighboring villages. Since then, Albanians from other parts of Kosovo have been showing up in Zahac offering stories about the missing men for hefty fees. Shehide Dobraj's husband Muhamet is one of the missing. "When these people come to our door and lie to us, saying that the men are in prison, that's when we start to hope," she said. "They say, 'We saw your son in a prison in Serbia. We saw your husband in prison, he was wounded.' This and that. I don't know what to believe."
There are also hundreds of ethnic Serbs missing from before, during, and after the Kosovo war. Many were killed by vengeful Albanians returning from exile. Families in Serbia and Kosovo now struggle to sift fact from fiction. At the Pristina office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Susanne Ringgaard heads a program to recover and identify Kosovo's dead. Ringgaard believes that most of the missingSerbs and Albaniansare dead. But she says an insidious industry has materialized of racketeers who prey on desperate families.
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