After Ratko's arrests, a look back at the Srebenica massacre

Ratko Mladic was already indicted for war crimes when the Monitor helped uncover the Srebrenica massacre -- the worst war crime in Europe since World War II.

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    In this April 16, 1994 photo, Bosnian Serb army commander-in-chief Col. General Ratko Mladic (c.) observes Bosnian government forces positions in Gorazde, eastern Bosnia, surrounded by his bodyguards.

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Ratko Miladic, one of Europe's most wanted war criminals who'd been on the run for 16 years, was finally arrested today in Serbia.

General Mladic was the military commander of the Bosnian Serb Army from 1992 to 1996, and has been accused in the slaughter of thousands of unarmed men and women from the Bosnian side of the Yugoslavian conflict.

Most notorious are allegations of his involvement in the Srebrenica massacre, in which about 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were gunned down and buried in shallow graves in 1995.

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This paper played a role in uncovering that massacre, and the coverage earned then Monitor correspondent David Rohde the Pulitzer Prize. The paper's reporting that year placed Mladic at a stadium in Bratunac shortly before 1,600 Bosnian prisoners were gunned down there, and at four other locations, also shortly before prisoners were executed.

Collectively, the killings in the enclave of Srebrenica spurred stronger action from NATO and war-crimes indictments that ended in the arrests of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic (who died during his war-crimes trial) Radovan Karadzic, the Republika Srpska leader accused of planning a genocide, and finally Mladic.

These are the articles on the massacre at Srebrenica that won the Pulitzer Prize.

What the US Knows and Won't Reveal, November 16, 1995

Graves Found That Confirm Bosnia Massacre, November 16 1995

Serbia Held Responsible For Massacre Of Bosnians, October 24, 1995

Eyewitnesses Confirm Massacres in Bosnia, October 5, 1995

Bosnia Muslims Were Killed by The Truckload, October 2, 1995,

Evidence Indicates Bosnia Massacre, August 18, 1995

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