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Serbs raid Mladic house in Belgrade

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Serbs raid Mladic house in Belgrade


A heavily armed Serbian special forces police unit has raided the family home of genocide suspect Ratko Mladic in Belgrade.

Several dozen anti-terrorist officers sealed off an area of the exclusive suburb that is also home to several foreign diplomats and affluent Serbs.

A police source said the aim was to cut the flow of funds to the fugitive, adding that officers found 80,000 euros in the house.

In June last year Bosnian TV showed pictures it said were of Mladic living freely in Serbia, despite genocide charges levelled against him by the UN war crimes court. His arrest is a vital precondition to Serbia’s EU membership.

The charges against Mladic relate to his alleged role in the 43-month siege of Sarajevo, and the massacre of 8,000 muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Last year a former bodyguard said he was protected by the Serbian army until 2002.

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