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Seven Men Arrested In Serbia Over 1995 Srebrenica Massacre

Serbian authorities have arrested seven men suspected of involvement in the 1995 killing of 1,000 Muslims in a warehouse just outside Srebrenica.

Posted on March 18, 2015, at 5:43 a.m. ET

Serbian police arrested seven men for their alleged involvement in the 1995 massacre of more than 1,000 Muslim men and boys on the outskirts of Srebrenica in Bosnia on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported.

The tombstones of Bosnian Serbs killed in the 1992-95 Bosnian war at a cemetery in Bratunac, near Srebrenica, July 11, 2012.
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The tombstones of Bosnian Serbs killed in the 1992-95 Bosnian war at a cemetery in Bratunac, near Srebrenica, July 11, 2012.

Serb prosecutor Bruno Vekaric said Wednesday's arrests are an important step for bringing those responsible for the Srebrenica massacre to justice: "It is important to stress that this is the first time that our prosecutor's office is dealing with the mass killings of civilians and war prisoners in Srebrenica," he told AP.

In 2011 Serbian officials handed over warlord Ratko Mladic, who's credited with masterminding the slaughter of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims. He is now on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Ratko Mladic makes his first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal, in The Hague, Netherlands, June 3, 2011.
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Ratko Mladic makes his first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal, in The Hague, Netherlands, June 3, 2011.

The Srebrenica massacre is considered one of the worst cases of ethnic cleansing in Europe since World War II.

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