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War crimes-accused former Serbian soldier dies before trial ends

A former Serbian soldier accused of war crimes due to his alleged involvement in a massacre of over 100 Kosovo Albanians, has died before the conclusion of his trial in Belgrade.

Milojko Nikolic, one of the men on trial for allegedly murdering over 100 ethnic Albanian civilians in the Kosovo villages of Cuska, Ljubenic, Pavlan and Zahac during the spring of 1999, died on Wednesday in Belgrade.

Nikolic was one of 11 former members of the 177th Yugoslav Army Intervention Squad charged with war crimes in the case, and the process against him will now be suspended.

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