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Kosovo Operation
Part of the Yugoslav Front of World War II
DateOctober 15-November 20, 1944
LocationKosovo
Result Allied victory
Belligerents
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Albania Democratic Government of Albania (Albanian National Liberation Front)
Democratic Federal Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Nazi Germany Germany
Albania Balli Kombëtar
Commanders and leaders
Bulgaria Kiril Stanchev
Strength
Bulgaria 78,000 men; 85 tanks; 895 guns and mortars[1]

The Kosovo Operation (October 15–November 20, 1944) was a series of military operations leading up to one final push during World War II, launched by the Bulgarian army (commanded by Major General Kiril Stanchev)[2] with the assistance of Yugoslav and Albanian Partisans to expel German forces from Kosovo and Metohija and prevent the retreat of German forces from Greece. The operation resulted in the capture of Kosovo by the Allies.

Citations

  1. History of the Bulgarians: Military history of the Bulgarians from antiquity until the present; Georgi Bakalov; 2007; pp. 564-566 (Bulgarian)
  2. Bulgaria in the Second World War: 1939-1945; Marin Kalonkin; 2010; p.274 (Bulgarian)

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