02 Jun '11, 4am

In the wake of Ratko Mladic's capture, our correspondent recounts his memories of massacre in Kosovo

They came in the middle of the night. Masked militia streaming through the dark forest which hung like a cloak around the small Kosovan village of Velika Krusa. As the alarm was raised, the men and teenaged boys ran for the woods before crouching silently behind the tall, tall trees. Eventually, they were all rounded up by the paramilitary Serb forces dressed in black. As they were brought to several different sites, the women and children were ordered into exile, set on a path for one of the growing number of refugee camps in neighbouring Albania. As they walked, it is likely they would have heard gunshots ring out as the menfolk of the village were murdered in cold blood. This massacre of almost 90 people at Velika Krusa, south-west Kosovo, in March 1999 went down as one of the most notorious incidents of Serb President Slobodan Milosevic's bloody purges in Kosovo. Days ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC110602-0000044/I...

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