Bosnia-Herzegovina's Government decided to revoke citizenship granted to 613 foreigners during the country's 1992-1995 war, media reported Friday.
A special commission tasked with checking the procedure and circumstances under which the citizenships were granted, said in its semi-annual report that citizenship had so far been revoked in 613 cases - mainly foreigners from eastern Islamic countries.
Most of the people whose Bosnian citizenship was revoked were of Turkish origin, but the number also includes Algerian, Egyptian, Jordanian, Sudanese, Syrian, Tunisian and Russian nationals.
Those from the Islamic countries had come to Bosnia mainly to help Bosnian Muslims fight Serbs and Croats during the 1992-1995 war. Some Russians had then arrived to support Bosnian Serb troops fighting Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
Most of them decided to stay in Bosnia after the war, where they later married local women and started families.
The commission would continue with the work until next February when its mandate ends.
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