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UN Chief Annan Welcomes Serbs' Srebrenica Apology

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he expects the Bosnian Serb government to follow up its apology for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre with a drive to arrest and prosecute those responsible for the killings.

Mr. Annan's spokesman, Fred Eckhard, says the UN chief welcomes last week's Bosnian Serb apology and condolences to the relatives of Srebrenica massacre victims.

The Bosnian Serb government has acknowledged that Bosnian Serb forces killed almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys in July 1995, after overrunning the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica.

Following the apology, Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic urged indicted war crimes suspects to surrender to authorities, saying it is crucial for the future of the Bosnia Serb Republic.

In connection with the massacre, the U.N. war crimes court in The Hague has indicted several Bosnian Serb officials and commanders, some of whom remain at large.

Some information for this report provided by AP.