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Officers from Bosnia’s State Investigation and Protection Agency on Tuesday arrested five wartime Bosnian Serb Army commanders and soldiers on genocide charges.
The suspects were arrested in Zvornik, Sekovici, Han Pijesak, Vlasenica and Bileca.
The Bosnian state prosecution said they are suspected of participating in the capture and murder of around 70 Bosniak men and boys, as well as one woman, on July 15, 19 and 23, 1995 at Jarovlje in the Vlasenica area, and at two locations in the Bisine-Sekovici area.
The suspects also arranged equipment to have the bodies of the murdered victims removed, it is alleged.
Over 7,000 Bosniak men and boys were killed in a series of massacres during the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995.
The arrested suspects will now be questioned by the prosecutor in charge of the case.