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NATO Raids Bosnian Home Of Alleged Mladic Supporter

Ratko Mladic, war crimes indictee (file photo) (epa) 9 February 2006 -- NATO troops in Bosnia today raided the home of an alleged supporter of top Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

NATO said that it suspects Milje Kljestan is part of "Ratko Mladic's support network."

Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serbs' political leader during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, have evaded justice for more than a decade after being indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal for ordering the siege of Sarajevo and the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The raid on Kljestan's home in the eastern Bosnian town of Vlasenica came two days after the tribunal's chief prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, asked NATO and European peacekeepers to provide more help in tracking down the fugitives.

(compiled from agency reports)

The Fugitives

The Fugitives

Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)


Ten years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)


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