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Serbian War Crimes Suspect Surrenders to Hague Court

Retired Serbian general Vladimir Lazarevic has surrendered to The Hague war crimes tribunal to face charges of atrocities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in the late 1990s.

A tribunal statement says the general was transferred to the court's detention center after arriving in the Dutch city on a flight from Belgrade.

He is one of four retired generals indicted by the tribunal on charges of war crimes in Kosovo.

The charges include the killing of 45 unarmed ethnic Albanians in January, 1999 in the village of Racak.

Two of the other generals remain in Serbia, while the third is believed hiding in Russia.

Western countries have been pressing the Serbian government to arrest and extradite war crimes suspects to The Hague court.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and AP.