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Serbia Jails 14 Over Croatian Massacre

A Serbian court has found 14 former Serb militia members guilty of the 1991 killings of more than 200 civilians outside the Croatian city of Vukovar.

The special court in Belgrade Monday sentenced the defendants including one woman to prison terms ranging from five to 20 years.

In November 1991, Yugoslav troops rounded up the Croat victims from Vukovar hospital, where they awaited evacuation to safety, and took them to pits where firing squads shot them. The bodies were discovered later in a mass grave at a farm outside of Vukovar.

Three Yugoslav military officers, General Mile Mrksic, Captain Miroslav Radic and Colonel Veselin Sljivancanin face trial before The Hague war crimes tribunal for their role in the deaths.

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