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Bosnian Officials to Mark 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords


A number of senior diplomats are in Washington Monday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Those attending Monday's conference on the accords include the head of Bosnia's joint presidency, Ivo Miro Jovic, and U.N. High Representative Paddy Ashdown.

The 1995 agreement ended a brutal ethnic war that killed more than 200,000 people. The accord split the former Yugoslav republic into a Serb Republic and a Muslim-Croat Federation - each with its own government and army.

Bosnian leaders, working with U.S. and European officials, are negotiating a new constitution aimed at simplifying the current arrangement.

Agreement on the peace accords was reached at a U.S. Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio on November 21, 1995. The accords were signed several weeks later.

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

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