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Srebrenica's Muslim defender cleared of crimes, Serbs protest


SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Naser Oric, the Bosnian Muslim commander who led the defence of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war, was cleared of war crimes against Serbs on Monday, a ruling that is set to exacerbate ethnic divisions two decades after the conflict.

Bosnian Muslims, who largely see Oric as a hero, applauded as he and a fellow soldier left the court room free men. Families of Bosnian Serbs killed in the war, who see Oric and his troops as criminals, walked out in protest.

   

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