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Serb General Perisic Surrenders at Hague


A former Serb leader of the Yugoslav Army has surrendered to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

General Momcilo Perisic is the fourth high-ranking Serb suspect to turn himself in this year for alleged crimes during the 1990s Balkan wars.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia made public Monday eight counts of crimes against humanity and five counts of war crimes against General Perisic for his role as Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army. The tribunal states the charges cover his actions in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Srebrenica.

The former general said last week that appearing before the tribunal was the best way to defend his honor and the reputation of the army.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters..
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