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Police detain Kosovo war crimes suspect in Norway

Police detain Kosovo war crimes suspect in Norway

Norwegian police say they have detained a 39-year-old man on suspicion of committing war crimes in Kosovo.
Police attorney Jan Erik Thomassen said the man is suspected of being part of an ethnic Serb force that drove Kosovo Albanians from their homes in 1999.
Thomassen says the man came to Norway in July 2007 and is listed as wanted by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
The man was arrested Tuesday in central Norway's Orkanger district but police did not immediately release his name or other details. Police are seeking a court order to hold the man pending possible extradition hearings to Kosovo.
Serb troops and military police forced thousands of ethnic Albanians to flee Kosovo before NATO airstrikes forced a Serb withdrawal in 1999.


Updated : 2020-12-01 02:03 GMT+08:00