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Top Bosnian Serb General to Surrender to War Crimes Tribunal

The Serbian government says a retired top Bosnian Serb general will surrender voluntarily to the U.N.'s war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The government says General Milan Gvero, who was a close aide of wanted commander General Ratko Mladic, agreed in recent talks with Serbia's justice minister to surrender Thursday.

The United Nations tribunal has accused the former general of war crimes, but released no details of the charges.

Serbia and Montenegro have been pressured by Western nations to turn over over war crimes suspects. United Nations war crimes prosecutors have accused Serbian authorities of not cooperating with the tribunal.

Some information for this story provided by AFP and Reuters.