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Serbia's war crimes prosecutors charge 8 ex-troops in 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Serbia's war crimes prosecutors have brought charges against eight suspects in the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica — Europe's worst carnage since World War II, when some 8,000 Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serb troops.

The prosecutor's office said in a statement Wednesday that the men were charged with taking part in the brutal killing of some 1,300 people at a warehouse in the village of Kravica, on the outskirts of the eastern Bosnian town. The victims were crammed into the warehouse and then killed with grenades and machine guns.

Bosnian Serbs overran Srebrenica in July 1995 and killed most of the town's men and boys in just several days, burying their remains in several mass graves around the town. Two U.N. courts have called the Srebrenica massacre genocide.