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Another Bosnian Serb Military Figure to Face War Crimes Charges


Another Bosnian Serb military figure accused of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia is surrendering to the U.N. tribunal in the Hague.

Gojko Jankovic, a former paramilitary leader who has been a fugitive for more than five years, turned himself in to Bosnian Serb authorities Sunday in the town of Banja Luka. He is expected to be transferred to The Hague on Monday.

The U.N. tribunal says that during the violence of the 1990s, soldiers under Mr. Jankovic's command arrested a group of women in the town of Foca and brutally abused and raped them during interrogations.

Mr. Jankovic is the sixth Bosnian Serb to surrender to the U.N. court in less than two months. However, the two main targets of the long-running war-crimes prosecution - former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander, Ratko Mladic - remain at large.

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

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