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Hope rises for capture of Bosnian Serb

BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- This week's surrender of a Serbian war criminal raises the possibility another fugitive wanted in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims may soon be arrested.

Milan Gvero, 67, a general in the Bosnian-Serb army during the 1992-95 conflict, surrendered Thursday to face charges of murder, persecution and deportation of Bosnian Muslims, the Independent reported Friday.

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Gvero, who will stand trial at the United Nations tribunal at the Hague, is believed to know the whereabouts of his long-time colleague, Ratko Mladic, one of the most wanted Bosnian war crimes fugitives.

Mladic, who has evaded capture for nearly a decade, was indicted over the 43-month siege of Sarajevo and the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the U.N. "safe haven" of Srebrenica in 1995.

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