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The Albanian Resistance Movement
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:30:13 PM »
This is a chronicle of the groups and key figures in the Albanian resistance movement, from all sides of the political spectrum.

What is published here is only that which is known to the public.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 07:42:28 PM »
The Party of Labour - Partia e Punės e Shqipėrisė (PPSh)

The Party of Labour is the communist party in Albania and is staunchly orthodox; its ideology is Anti-Revisionist Marxism-Leninism. It upholds both Hoxhaism and Stalinism.

Its leader is the mysterious Edi Rama - spoken of in the same reverential tones as the Party's heroes, Rama's whereabouts are currently unknown. Rumour has it he is simultaneously leading the revolutionary struggle against the Latin Union from a mountain cave in the border region of Dibėr, in exile in Omsk, and directly under the nose of the Latin Police in a safe house in Rome. 

Other known members of the central committee are Hysni Milloshi,  Pranvera Hoxha, and Xhevdet Mustafa.

Its main publication is the Zėri i Popullit (Voice of the People), which is published weekly.

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 02:16:32 AM »
Albanian National League - Lidhja Kombėtare Shqiptare (LKSh)

The other main player in the Albanian resistance movement is the LKSh, a coalition of democratic parties and movements united for the liberation of Albania and the restoration of Albanian democracy. Involved groups come from across the spectrum but mainly are centre-left and centrists, with some centre-right and monarchist organisations as well.

Theofan Noli is the known leader of the League, and is best known for his commitment to the political side of the struggle for independence. Muēi Zade is in charge of the paramilitary operations and the armed resistance to Latin rule. Zade's whereabouts remain unknown but he is suspected to be in the vicinity of Kukės.

The known armed wing of the League is the Albanian National Army (Armata Kombėtare Shqiptare), in which Zade hold the rank of general.

The League's main newspaper is Albania.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 10:09:55 PM »
The Albanian National Army - Armata Kombėtare Shqiptare (AKSh)

The main paramilitary wing of the LKSh, the AKSh is devoted to the armed struggle to liberate Albania. Led by Muēi Zade, a general in the organisation, the AKSh has claimed responsibility for numerous armed attacks including the assassination of Maliq Bushati. Apart from the identity of Zade, the upper echelons of the AKSh are unknown.

The group has several sub-groups operating in the border regions of "Greater Albania". Those publicly known are:

- Liberation Army of Preševo, Medveđa and Bujanovac (Ushtria Ēlirimtare e Preshevės, Medvegjės dhe Bujanocit, UĒPMB), led by Ragmi Mustafa. Membership unknown but estimated in the low hundreds.
- Liberation Army of Chameria (Ushtria Ēlirimtare e Ēamėrisė, UĒĒ), operating in the northern Greek region of Epirus. Leadership unknown. Membership unknown.
- Kosovo Liberation Army (Ushtria Ēlirimtare e Kosovės, UĒK), reportedly led by Agim Ēeku. Membership is possibly the largest of the nationalist sub-groups with 2,000 estimated members.