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Croatian Serbs Caught In Limbo

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs fled Croatia during the war of 1991-95, but some 133,000 -- or about half -- have since returned. Under Western pressure, Croatia issued an amnesty for former Serbian soldiers and promised assistance to returning refugees to rebuild damaged properties. But 18 years after the war's end, many returnees are still living in barely functional, war-damaged homes. A handful of Serbs in the southern village of Strmica and the nearby former Serbian stronghold of Knin are continuing to wait for assistance to help them rebuild or relocate. (Photos by Antonio Bronic, Reuters) (11 PHOTOS)