Arkan Dead

One of the most notorious paramilitary leaders of the war in Bosnia was shot and killed today in a Belgrade hotel lobby. Zeljko Raznatovic, better known as "Arkan," was indicted by the Hague War Crimes Tribunal in 1997 for his activities in Bosnia and Croatia, at the head of a paramilitary force linked to Slobodan Milosevic. Arkan was behind some of the most murderous periods of the war. Steven Erlanger of the New York Times in Belgrade says Arkan may have been silenced by Milosevic forces as a man who simply knew too much.



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