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Hirst, Chrissie, Bernardo Mariani and Adrian Wilkinson. 2004 ‘SALW Proliferation.’ South Eastern Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) Monitor, 2004, p. 103. Belgrade: South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons / SEESAC and Saferworld. 16 March

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SALW Proliferation

Arms have entered the country from various sources. Smuggling from Albania and Kosovo was substantial, particularly given the links between armed groups operating in the area, but weapons entered the country through other routes as well - through Serbia following the end of wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and across the Bulgarian border.

The Government was also active in seeking to better equip its new forces beyond the sparse armaments inherited from the SFRY and distribution from government stockpiles played a significant role in proliferation among communities.

[SALW = Small arms and light weapons; SFRY = Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia]

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