The 52nd Battalion of the Military Police operated in Dobrosh/Dobroš on 27 April 1999. On that day, this unit was ordered to "clean" the area from Dobrosh/Dobroš to Korenië/Korenica from Albanians. The order was issued orally by Stevo Kopanja, the Comander of the 52nd Batallion of the Military police.
When giving evidence under protective measures before the ICTY, a member of the 52nd Batallion of the Military Police, said the first village that was "sealed" by his unit on 27 April was Dobrosh/Dobroš and that the "cleaning up" that started there continued for two days. During the first day they expelled "hundreds" of Kosovo Albanian civilians from the area and set fire to their houses.
According to the documents belonging to the VJ 125th MtBr, it is certain that this VJ brigade was also active in Ramoc on the 27 April, even though it was not possible to ascertain which of its formations.
Operation Reka started early in the morning of 27 April, when Serbian forces entered most of the villages in the Reka e Keq/ Reka valley that were inhabited by Kosovo Albanians. Members of Serbian forces first moved into the villages located at the north-western end of the valley, and moved south-eastwards towards the town of Gjakovë/Đakovica. Going from house to house, they ordered the villagers to leave for Albania.
The H. and A. families, after being forced by Serbian forces from their homes together with other residents of Dobrosh/Dobroš, travelled in convoys toward a meadow near the village cemetery.There was another group of policemen already waiting for them at the meadow. The police took A. A(1952) and I. H(1953) out of the column, ordering the others to continue towards Albania. As they were moving away from the meadow, the other villagers heard multiple shots from the place where the two men were being held.
Years later, the mortal remains of A. and H. were found in the mass grave at Batajnica.
Once they had expelled all the residents of Dobrosh/Dobroš, members of the Serbian forces set fire to their houses and property.
In the course of Operation Reka, conducted on 27-28 April 1999, at least 350 civilians were killed and several thousands of local residents were expelled from the area and their property looted or destroyed. Among the civilians killed, 36 were minors, and 13 individuals are still accounted as missing.
In 2015, the Humanitarian Law Center published the "Operation Reka" Dossier which offers a detailed overview of this operation.