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Dutch Army Chief Quits Over Bosnia Massacre

April 18, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The Dutch army's top general resigned, a day after the ruling coalition quit over the failure of Dutch peacekeepers to prevent a 1995 massacre in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Lt. Gen. Ad van Baal took responsibility for mistakes made by the military. Lawmakers, meanwhile, called for a parliamentary inquiry into the fall of the U.N.-declared "safe area" at Srebrenica, where Serbs killed more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys.

In Bosnia, victims' relatives demanded compensation from the Dutch government.

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