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Serbian Police Arrest Bosnian War Crimes Suspect


Darko Jankovic wanted in connection with killings of at least 19 civilians near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik

Serbian news reports say police in Belgrade have arrested a war crimes suspect wanted in connection with the killing of at least 19 civilians during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s.

Prosecutors identified the suspect as Darko Jankovic. They say the killings took place in 1992 near the town of Zvornik in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. No further details were released.

Zvornik, located on the border with Serbia, was the scene of killings, torture and deportations early in the 1992-1995 war.

The conflict claimed about 100,000 lives and forced some two million people to flee their homes.

Serbia has yet to arrest Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic, the two chief war crimes suspects who have remained fugitives for more than a decade. They both face trials by the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

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