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Police Praised for Role in 1989 "Operation North"

Ljubljana, 30 November - Slovenian police were showered with praise Monday for their role in Operation North, the 1989 police campaign which prevented a disputed rally that Serbian nationalists wanted to stage in Ljubljana. The operation provided vital support to the democratic process, president Danilo Tuerk told a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the campaign.

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President Danilo Tuerk (pictured) praises police for their role in "Operation North" at a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the key police campaign.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Interior Minister Katarina Kresal praises police for their role in "Operation North" at a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the key police campaign.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the police campaign "Operation North".
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk decorates Leopold Jesenko with a Silver Order for Services for his role in Operation North.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk decorates Tomaz Cas (pictured) with a Silver order for Services for his role in Operation North.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Tuerk (left) decorates Tomaz Ertl with a Silver order for Services for his role in Operation North.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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