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Former Serb paramilitary arrested

A member of the Serbian Jackals (Šakali) paramilitary group was reported to have been arrested in a Belgrade suburb, after spending years on the run.

The former fighter, Sinisa Misic, was wanted for the killing of 11 ethnic Albanians, during the infamous Cuska massacre in May 1999.

48 young men and boys were killed by the paramilitary forces, which allegedly targeted the village as it was the Agim Çeku, a Kosovo Liberation Army Commander and current Minister of Security Forces in Kosovo. Both his father and brother were killed in the massacre.

A further nine members of the “Jackals” are on trial in Belgrade, after being arrested last year. Two more are reported to be at large.

Serbia arresting and prosecuting war crimes suspects is seen to be a key step towards its membership of the European Union

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