Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says he expects to be acquitted of genocide and all other charges as his five-year war crimes trial wrapped up and judges retired to begin considering their verdicts.

Karadzic is charged with orchestrating atrocities by Bosnian Serb forces throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian war, ranging from a deadly campaign of sniping and shelling in the capital, Sarajevo, to the 1995 murders of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

In his final comments to a three-judge panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Karadzic said Tuesday that "The war did not happen as I wanted it."

The conflict left 100,000 dead and forced thousands more to flee their homes.

Judges are expected to take months to reach verdicts.