Saturday, April 19, 2014


Kosovo

Nine Serbs Jailed For 1999 Kosovo Massacre

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BELGRADE -- Serbia's war crimes court has found nine former Serb paramilitaries guilty of the killings of more than 120 ethnic Albanian civilians during the Kosovo war.

They were sentenced to between two and the maximum term of 20 years in prison.

The youngest of their victims was 19, the oldest 87 years old.

The killings carried out by the "Jackals" paramilitary group include the massacre of 41 people in the Kosovo village of Cuska where the Serb paramilitaries rounded up villagers, robbed them, separated women and children from men, locked the men in a house and set it on fire.

The massacre in Cuska was one of the most brutal of the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict.

Two other defendants were acquitted.

All the accused had pleaded not guilty to the murder of civilians.


With reporting by AP and B92

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