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Yugoslav General Gets Eight Years For Dubrovnik Attack

31 January 2005 -- The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced a Yugoslav general to eight years in jail today.

The conviction of Pavle Strugar stemmed from his failure to stop an attack on civilians and destruction of protected buildings during the 1991 shelling of the historic Croatian city of Dubrovnik.

The court convicted Strugar on two of six counts of violating laws of war. He commanded Yugoslav forces during the Dubrovnik siege. It ruled that although he did not order the attack of Dubrovnik's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, he failed to stop it.