A local Kosovo family is cheering the newly declared independence of their home country. Leaders in the Balkan nation defied Serbia in proclaiming themselves a separate country Sunday.
The Afizi family came to Amarillo as refugees in 2001. Relatives tell us they will forever be grateful to the U.S. for allowing them to escape war-torn Kosovo. It was terrible, it's just a war you know. You see army, guns fighting killing, cutting peoples, bombing everywhere,.. a lot of bad things happened in the war, said Ajtene Afizi.