Nato raids home of Mladic 'helper'

Troops say 'strong evidence' found that Petar Jesic supporting war crimes suspect.

    Nato troops searched Peter Jesic's home for several hours on Thursday [File pic - AFP]

    The former colonel was in charge of a large Bosnian Serb military base in Han Pijesak, where Mladic's headquarters were located, in the early 1990s.

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been seeking Mladic, the head of the Bosnian Serb army, since the end of Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.

    He is one of two remaining fugitives still wanted by the ICTY along with Goran Hadzic a former Croatian Serb leader, who is believed to be hiding in neighbouring Serbia.

    Radovan Karadzic, a wartime Bosnian Serb political leader, was captured in Belgrade in July.

    Mladic and Karadzic have been indicted for some of Europe's worst atrocities since World War II, notably the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims and the siege of Sarajevo that claimed more than 10,000 lives.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?