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Convicted Bosnian Serb General Gvero Dies

Bosnian Serb general Milan Gvero, who was convicted for crimes against humanity in the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, has died.

He was in his mid-70s.

Lawyer Dragan Krgovic told the Tanjug news agency that Gvero died at a Belgrade hospital on February 17 following a leg amputation.

Gvero was considered a close aide to the Bosnian Serb wartime military commander Ratko Mladic.

Gvero surrendered in 2005 to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

In 2010, he was sentenced to five years in prison for war crimes, including his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which Serbian forces killed some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim males.

He was released shortly after his conviction, having already served years in detention.

Mladic is currently on trial at the international tribunal for war crimes.

Based on reporting by and AFP

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