Bosnia’s Mladic, commander of Europe’s worst atrocities since World War Two

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By Ivana Sekularac and Anthony Deutsch BELGRADE/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Ratko Mladic was dubbed the “Butcher of Bosnia” for terrorising the capital Sarajevo with a 43-month siege and presiding over the 1995 massacre of up to 8,000 Muslims in a U.N.-designated “safe area”, Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two. The Srebrenica slaughter was the grisly culmination of a 3-1/2-year war in which nationalist Bosnian Serb forces under Mladic pounded Sarajevo daily with artillery, tanks, mortars and heavy machine guns, killing 10,000. The dead from Srebrenica were bulldozed into mass graves over fo…

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