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(RFE/RL) August 4, 2007 -- Bosnian Serb leader Milan Jelic today criticized Croatia for its planned celebrations on August 5 to mark the defeat of Serbian nationalist forces in 1995.


Jelic said it is unfortunate that Croatian authorities celebrate "the expulsion and ethnic cleansing of Croatian Serbs during Operation Storm as a national holiday."


Operation Storm won back Croatia's occupied territories, but left many Serbian civilians dead and thousands more were forced to flee the territory.


(AFP, Hina)


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