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Serbian Refugees Returning To Croatia

More than 40 percent of Serbs who left during the war have returned (RFE/RL) 27 December 2005 -- About 40 percent of Serbian refugees who fled Croatia during the 1991-1995 Serbo-Croatian war have returned, according to the United Nations.

A spokesman for the UN refugee agency in Zagreb, Neven Crvenkovic, said today that 123,000 Serbs have so far returned to Croatia. He added that the majority had returned from Serbia-Montenegro.

Croatia's proclamation of independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991 triggered a four-year war with Belgrade-backed rebel Serbs who opposed the move.


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