Peacekeepers search Mladic haunts

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European Union peacekeepers in Bosnia have been searching houses belonging to relatives of the former Bosnian Serb military leader, Ratko Mladic.

He is wanted by the UN to face war crimes charges in connection with the Bosnian conflict of the 1990s.

Local police and Nato troops joined the latest search, raiding homes belonging to the former general's sister and sister-in-law near Sarajevo.

The BBC correspondent in Belgrade, Helen Fawkes, says a number of items have been taken away for examination.

Prosecutors at The Hague believe he directed some of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian war, including the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre at Srebrenica, in which at least 7,500 unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed.

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