Qirez

17. April 1999.

On April 17, 1999 Serbian forces killed eight kosovo Albanian women in Cirez/Qirez.

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By April 2, 1999, the 37th mtbr had a full complement and was transferred from Raska to Kosovo, to the Drenica area (Glogovac, Klina, Srbica), as per a plan known as “Th under 98."

More than 4,500 members of the 37th mtbr, were split into combat groups, with the support of 31 tanks, one 105mm Howitzer, a platoon of 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, under the command of Colonel Dikovic and his subordinate commanders and battalion commanders of the base units, began the planned “cleansing” of the Drenica area from the “Shiptar terrorist forces.”