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Bosnian Serbs Jailed For Srebrenica Killings

A Bosnian woman stands by the graves of her two sons, who were among some 8,000 men and boys massacred by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995.
A Bosnian woman stands by the graves of her two sons, who were among some 8,000 men and boys massacred by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995.
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Two former Bosnian Serb senior police officials have been sentenced to more than 30 years in jail for their roles in the killing of some 1,000 Muslim men near Srebrenica in July 1995.

Bosnia's war crimes court found Dusko Jevic and Mendeljev Djuric guilty of aiding and abetting genocide.

They were convicted of taking part in the forced removal of Muslims from Srebrenica and killing some 1,000 Muslim detainees in nearby Kravica in July 1995.

Jevic was jailed for 35 years, and Djuric for 30 years.

The two oversaw the separation of Srebrenica's men from their families, and their transportation to execution sites.

The massacre, in which some 8,000 men and boys were killed, was the worst in Europe since World War II.

Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic is standing trial in The Hague on charges of genocide.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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