A relative watches over the body of 11 year old Tafil Veseli, who was shot in the back the previous night as he slept on the balcony of his home. The family blamed the majority Macedonian Slav population of the village for the attack. The village had only three Albanian families amongst its population, all of whom left following the attack. Macedonia was plunged into crisis in 2001 as rebels staged an uprising, demanding greater rights for the ethnic Albanian minority. A peace agreement brokered by the EU and NATO eventually saw the rebels lay down their arms in return for an acknowledgement of ethnic Albanian rights in a new national constitution.