Friday, December 7, 2007


SOKOLAC, Bosnia ( December 7,2007) - International forces in Bosnia staged a raid yesterday in Bosnia in the hunt for genocide suspect Radovan Karadzic.In a pre-dawn operation, troops from the European Union Force (EUFOR) and NATO searched the home of an supporter of former leader of the Serbians living in Bosnia,Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

Documents and a small quantity of ammunition were seized in a five-hour search of premises in the eastern Bosnian town of Sokolac owned by Mile Savcic, a former driver and bodyguard for Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic, said the European Union's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

It is believed that Savcic is associated with Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic's support network, EUFOR said in a statement.

The aim of the operation, which was launched at 5:30 am (0430 GMT), was to find material or information that could assist the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), it added.

Accused of genocide over the 1995 massacre of 10,000 Bosnian civilians in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, former leaders of the Serbians living in bosnia Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic have been on the run from the UN war crimes tribunal for more than 12 years.

The ICTY Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said that most of the four remaining fugitives of The Hague-based court were hiding or being protected in the region and within reach of Serbia's authorities.

The four Serbian war criminals are former leaders of the Serbians living in Bosnia Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic,Stojan Zupljanin and former leader of the Serbians living in Croatia Goran Hadzic.

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