UN court acquits Milosevic allies of warcimes

A UN court has acquitted two former allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic of setting up and arming notorious Serb paramilitary gangs that committed atrocities in Bosnia and Croatia during the Balkan wars in the 1990s.

The verdicts at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal came just three months after appeals judges at the tribunal acquitted the former chief of the Yugoslav National Army of aiding and abetting atrocities by rebel Serbs in Bosnia.

Both rulings support Belgrade’s often-stated assertion that it didn’t deliberately assist in atrocities committed by rebel Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia.

Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic quickly welcomed the acquittal.

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