Incident Summary:

06/08/1999: Ron Ben-Yishay, an Israeli journalist, and his Serbian driver, Ivan Cvejic, suffered injuries when they were each shot in the leg while driving in the area of Kruska, near Kacanik, in Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), near the border with Macedonia. Yugoslav Army officials in the area blamed the attack on the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Kruska

Location Details:
This incident occurred near Kruska.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Israeli journalist
Specific Description Ron Ben-Yishay
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'Terrorists' Attack Foreign Journalists Crew Near Kacanik," BETA, June 8, 1999.
"Israeli Journalist Shot, Injured in Kosovo; UCK Blamed," Agence France Presse (North European Service), June 6, 1999.