Photo of KLA front line positions inside Kosovo June 99 as the fighters celebrate their victory and moniter the Serb pullout The picture shows Commander Boom Kastrati hero of the Battle of Mt Pashtrik with some of his special forces on top the mountain.

Albanian-backed Kosovo Liberation Army declared victory, and Kosovo declared its independence, though international recognition remains divided, summer 1999. (Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix (Alamy STock Photo))

Trinity Mirror/Mirrorpix (Alamy STock Photo)