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Bosnian Serb Jailed For Massacre

A court in Sarajevo has imprisoned a former Bosnian Serb officer for 25 years for ordering the 1995 shelling of Tuzla, an attack that killed 71 people.

Novak Djukic was found guilty of war crimes against civilians.

A single shell was fired at the centre of the mainly Muslim town of Tuzla on 25 May 1995, despite it having been declared a United Nations "safe zone".

Gen Djukic, who became the Bosnian Serb army's chief of staff, retired in 2005 and was arrested two years later.

The war crimes department of the Court of Bosnia-Hercegovina found that, as a regional commander during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, he had been responsible for ordering an artillery unit stationed on nearby Mount Ozren to shell Tuzla.

"One projectile hit the very centre of the town... killing 71 people and injuring more than 150," said Darko Samardzic, the court's president.

"Any attack on Tuzla, a


Added: Jun-12-2009 
By: drynwhyl
Tags: bosnia, bosnian, war, crimes, serb, tuzla, massacre, novak, djukic
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