Monday, August 2, 1999 Published at 15:22 GMT 16:22 UK
Nato grabs war crimes suspect
Karadzic and Mladic, the two main war crimes suspects, remain at large
The Nato-led peacekeeping force in Bosnia-Hercegovina has arrested a former ethnic Serb paramilitary leader suspected of war crimes.
One of those charged is already in custody and another was shot dead in an incident with Nato troops earlier this year.
Abused then sold
Nato said Mr Kovac was arrested by French S-For troops early on Monday in south-eastern Bosnia.
The BBC's correspondent at the Hague, Gillian Sharpe, says in one alleged incident a 15-year-old girl was made to dance naked on a table in front of Mr Kovac.
Prosecutors say he then sold the girl and another woman to Montenegrin soldiers for 500 Deutschmarks each.
Many still at large
One month ago, British S-For troops detained a former Bosnian Serb deputy prime minister on war crimes charges.
Radoslav Brdjanin is already awaiting trial at the Hague.
So far, the War Crimes Tribunal has tried or publicly indicted 66 people, 35 of whom are still at large - among them the two main suspects wanted by the Tribunal - the former Bosnian Serb President, Radovan Karadzic, and his military commander, General Ratko Mladic.