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Serb police make arrest in fresh Mladic search

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Serb police make arrest in fresh Mladic search


Police in Serbia have made another attempt to capture the suspected genocide fugitive Ratko Mladic.

Early on Tuesday morning special forces swooped on several premises in Belgrade and in the central town of Arandejlovac. However, the man himself remains elusive.

“We were looking for material evidence and individuals to lead us to Mladic. One person was detained for questioning,” deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said, without giving
further details.

Although the Bosnian war ended 15 years ago, the fate of the Bosnian Serb wartime commander casts a long shadow over Serbia’s fate today as the European Union insists on his arrest before Belgrade can make progress toward joining the bloc.

A United Nations war crimes court has indicted Mladic for genocide in the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica and the 1992-95 siege of Sarajevo.

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