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Serbia, Croatia did not commit genocide, U.N.'s top court says

Serbia, Croatia did not commit genocide, U.N.'s top court says

The United Nations' top court ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against each other's people during the bloody 1990s wars sparked by the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The ruling could help put to rest lingering animosities between the Balkan neighbors. The International Court of Justice said Serb forces committed widespread crimes in Croatia early in the war, but they did not amount to genocide. The 17-judge panel then ruled that a 1995 Croat offensive to win back territory from rebel Serbs also featured serious crimes but did not reach the level of genocide. Fighting in Croatia from 1991-95 left around 10,000 people dead and forced millions...

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