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CLASSIFICATION INFORMA(C ID N IT 25X1A2g Sanitized - Ap eIFtftTR J E (A WWP82-00 Rff COUNTRY Yugoslavia ? `;`'?' V. -. ` DATE DISTR. 9 December 148 SUBJECT ~'ilitary Infor:..ation on Southern Yugoslavia 25X1A6a PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO 25X1X6 MO, OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. MWED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. On 30 Senterlber and 1 October 1948, there was a movement of troops from Ochrid towards Bitolj and from there to Prilep. These troops included unite or infantry and motor-draw7n artillery. The exact number of infantry troops involved is not known, but about a regiment was involved. 2. The artillery unit was loaded on a train in Bitolj on 1 October and was sent to-.:ards Prilep. There wore eight 76--m. guns. 3. Soured believes that this was a :r.ovoinent of the independent artillery unit of 2 Division based at Prilep, and that It was returning from surmer quarters to which it had gone last July. 4. The military ap2earance or the border region near Florina, (Treece, appears Unchanged except for the following. In the mountainous regions above the villages of Gruzsinc (sic), Kisava, Ostree, and Llokveani (sic) at the end of October there were frequent patrols of infantry consisting of two platoons each. They have nade ropeated searches in the villages and prohibited movement into or out of these villages in an attempt to trap a ,guerrilla bc_nd. At the sane time gendarmerie forces made searches in these villages. The total strength of troops engaged in, making those patrols is est9.ratod to be two companies of infantry; they have some cannon and artillery. Document No. 0 CRAJGE in Class,, DECLASSIFIE,B s. C IANGE p: `T DDA Af*a A_ CONE NTIAL Sanitized - Approved For Re ase : CIA-RDP82-00457R002100530006-8