Bosnian war crime suspect caught in Turkey

Dusko Dabetic was detained in Turkey's holiday resort province of Antalya.

Bosnian war crime suspect caught in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A Bosnian war criminal sought by Bosnia and Herzegovina was detained Thursday in Turkey’s southern coastal province of Antalya, police officials said.

According to the General Directorate of Security, 64-year-old Dusko Dabetic arrived at a five star hotel in the holiday resort province at the beginning of this week.

He will be deported back to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as he is "wanted by the judicial authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina for prosecution to serve a sentence."

Interpol has released an advisory for his arrest on charges of "war crimes against civilians."

Between 1,000 and 1,500 Bosniak men were captured by Serb forces on 13 July, 1995, locked in a warehouse belonging to the Agricultural Cooperative in the Bosnian Serb village of Kravica and killed by troops using automatic weapons and grenades.

About 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were eventually killed after the Bosnian Serb army attacked Srebrenica -- designated a UN "safe area" -- in July, 1995, despite the presence of Dutch troops tasked with acting as UN peacekeepers.

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