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Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 13:01 GMT 14:01 UK
2000 'ethnic cleansing victims' in Bosnia

Officials of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for former Yugoslavia say their investigators in Bosnia this year have unearthed more than one-hundred and sixty-five bodies.

The war crime tribunal's chief prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, said they were victims of ethnic cleansing in north-west Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1992.

This brings the total number of bodies found, during four years of exhumations in Bosnia, to more than two-thousand.

Investigations now start into the ethnic cleansing which occured after the fall of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.

Results from these investigations should be known before the end of this year. Evidence collected by the investigators will be used against indicted war criminals from the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

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