War

Former Serb leaders accused of Bosnia war crimes

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Posted: Apr 07, 2011 11:38 AM
Former Serb leaders accused of Bosnia war crimes

Bosnia war victims say they have submitted evidence to the prosecutor's office accusing former Serb leaders of committing war crimes during the 1992-95 conflict.

Murat Tahirovic, the head of an association of Bosnian wartime camp inmates, told the Associated Press Thursday his organization had submitted evidence against two former Yugoslav Presidents, Zoran Lilic and Dobrica Cosic, as well as the former president of Montenegro, Momir Bulatovic.

The three were members of the Serbian Supreme Council when it ordered the Serb arms industry to increase production to support Bosnian Serb forces, and when it mobilized troops and sent them to the Bosnian fronts.

During the war Serbia supported the Bosnian Serbs in their efforts to annex as much of Bosnia's territory as possible.