Kosovo citizen indicted for alleged war crimes in 1999

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Kosovo prosecutors have accused a citizen of war crimes during the 1998-99 war against Serbia.

A statement of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, said Thursday that a police reservist, identified only as Z.V., was charged with war crimes against the civilian population while serving as a police reservist with the local authorities and at a detention center in northern Kosovo.

EULUX says the crimes "include brutal and unlawful killings, inhuman treatment causing immense suffering, application of measures of intimidation and terror, property confiscation, pillaging, and stealing of property."

Some 10,000 people died and 1,700 remain missing from the war.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, which Belgrade has not recognized.