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Monday, 24 July, 2000, 10:18 GMT 11:18 UK
Bosnian police begin Mujahedin evictions

Reports from Bosnia say police have begun the eviction of foreign Mujahedin war veterans from a village which belonged to Serbs before the outbreak of the Bosnian War.

The mayor of Bocinja, Mehmed Bradaric, said two former Serb homes had been cleared on Sunday and sealed by police today Monday.

The authorities are seeking to evict the Mujahedin, or Islamic Holy Warriors, in a bid to resettle Serb refugees.

All foreign fighters, including the Mujahedin who fought alongside the Bosnian army, were supposed to leave the country under the terms of the Dayton Accord which ended the war five years ago.

Many Mujahedin have married Bosnian Muslims, assumed Bosnian citizenship and settled in houses vacated by Serbs.

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