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January 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Serbian army Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic surrendered to authorities and will go to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague next week to face charges, the government announced. Lazarevic is one of four generals indicted 15 months ago on charges of war crimes in Kosovo province in 1999. The government's refusal to arrest any of them despite constant Western pressure prompted penalties last week by the U.S. and EU.
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January 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Serbian army Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic surrendered to authorities and will go to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague next week to face charges, the government announced. Lazarevic is one of four generals indicted 15 months ago on charges of war crimes in Kosovo province in 1999. The government's refusal to arrest any of them despite constant Western pressure prompted penalties last week by the U.S. and EU.
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June 14, 1999 | Reuters
The commander of the national army's Pristina Corps praised his troops for heroic achievements in defending the country and defeating "separatist-terrorist" forces in Kosovo. "[The Pristina Corps] had to simultaneously rout the [Kosovo Albanian] separatist-terrorist forces, protect its military hardware and defend every inch of our country," Maj. Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic said Sunday. "The corps has accomplished all these tasks very decisively, successfully, militarily brilliantly and heroically.
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July 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
One of four Serb generals charged with war crimes in Kosovo said in a television appearance that turning him over to the Netherlands-based U.N. tribunal would be an act of treason. Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic led troops in the 1999 Kosovo campaign in which nearly 10,000 Kosovo Albanians were killed.
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July 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Six former political and military leaders of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia went on trial at a U.N. tribunal for alleged war crimes in Kosovo province during a 1998-99 crackdown on ethnic Albanians. The six, headed by former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic, are charged with orchestrating the deportation of 800,000 ethnic Albanians and allowing other acts. They have pleaded not guilty.
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February 27, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
United Nations judges at The Hague acquitted former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic of ordering a deadly campaign against Kosovo Albanians, saying he had no role in what they ruled was a criminal plot to drive the ethnic Albanians out. The tribunal ordered Milutinovic released, but it convicted five other Serbian senior officials and gave them prison sentences of 15 to 22 years.
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June 11, 1999 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Free after 45 days in prison as suspected guerrilla fighters, 110 gaunt-faced and exhausted ethnic Albanian men walked silently on Thursday through the heart of this provincial capital. A few of them winced in pain as they leaned on the shoulders of fellow prisoners after a 10-mile trek north from the town of Lipljan, where they had been locked up in the local prison.
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September 12, 1999 | PAUL WATSON and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Yugoslav army is making ominous threats that it will force its way back into Kosovo if the United Nations doesn't soon deliver on a promise to let some Serbian soldiers and police return to the southern province. Angered by almost daily attacks on Serbs and other ethnic minorities in Kosovo, the Yugoslav military accuses the U.N. and NATO-led peacekeepers of violating the June peace accord that ended the war over Kosovo.
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June 11, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NATO declared an end to its air war against Yugoslavia on Thursday and ordered thousands of alliance troops to move into Kosovo to restore order after Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's forces began to withdraw from the ruined, depopulated province. "NATO is ready for its new mission: a mission to bring people back to their homes and to build a lasting and just peace in Kosovo," said Javier Solana, secretary-general of the 19-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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