Bosnia: 2 detained over wartime killing of 1,000

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Associated Press

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 21 at 8:01 AM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Prosecutors say police have detained two men suspected of involvement in the killing of some 1,000 male Muslim Bosniak residents of Srebrenica at the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

A statement from the prosecutor's office said Thursday that former Bosnian Serb commander Ostoja Stanisic, 60, and his deputy Marko Milosevic, 58, were detained Thursday in the area of Zvornik, in eastern Bosnia.

They are accused of participating in the killing of some 1,000 of the 8,000 Muslim men and boys, who were executed over a few days after Serb forces overran the eastern town of Srebrenica in July 1995, in what was the worst massacre of civilians on European soil after World War II.

An international court said the massacre was an act of genocide.

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