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Serbian Court Jails Nine For 1999 War Crimes In Kosovo

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February 11, 2014 AT 8:19 PM
Serbia's war crimes court jailed nine former members of a Serbian paramilitary group on Tuesday for killing more than 120 ethnic Albanian civilians during the Kosovo conflict in 1999. The prison terms ranged from two to 20 years, the court said in a statement, though its acquittal of two other defendants drew criticism from the war crimes prosecution team. All 11 men were former members of a group known as the "Jackals" and had been on trial for mass killings of ethnic Albanians in four villages in Kosovo, then a province of Serbia. The court said the unit had served under the command of the then-Yugoslav Army.