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Bosnian PM Forms Commission to Investigate War Crimes in Sarajevo


Bosnian Prime Minister Adnan Terzic has announced creation of a commission to investigate war crimes committed in Sarajevo during the Balkan conflict.

The announcement came a day after Serb deputies walked out of a session of Bosnia-Herzegovina's federal parliament to protest the prime minister's refusal to form the body.

The new commission is to investigate war crimes in both the Serb and Muslim-held areas of Sarajevo during the Bosnian conflict, a period when most of the city was surrounded and constantly shelled by by Serb forces.

More than 10,000 city residents, Croats, Serbs and Muslims were killed during the conflict. Many were victims of the shelling, but some died at the hands of paramilitary or organized crime groups in the city.

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