Macedonia: Karpalak anniversary observed

The 16. anniversary from the death of ten Macedonian Army (ARM) reservists in area Karpalak at Tetovo-Skopje motorway was observed at the site on Tuesday.

Delegations from the Parliament, Defense Ministry and ARM, President's Office, political parties, associations and citizens laid wreaths at the memorial plaque in area Karpalak.

On 8 August 2001, an army convoy made up of five vehicles and 120 reservists was ambushed near Karpalak. Defending the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state, ARM reservists Nane Naumoski, Saso Kitanoski, Branko Sekuloski, Goran Minoski, Marko Despotoski, Erdovan Sabanoski, Ljube Grujoski, Darko Veljanoski, Pece Sekuloski and Vebi Rusidoski were killed in the attack.


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