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April 16, 2001 as seen by the BBC World Service in this half hour program World Briefing. At the top of the news, the name Dragan Obrenovic probably didn’t ring any bell with most listeners, but if you were a relative to any of the hundreds of Bosnian Muslims killed in Srebrenica at the hands of Obr
Publish Date: Apr 16, 2021
April 16, 2001 as seen by the BBC World Service in this half hour program World Briefing. At the top of the news, the name Dragan Obrenovic probably didn’t ring any bell with most listeners, but if you were a relative to any of the hundreds of Bosnian Muslims killed in Srebrenica at the hands of Obrenovic and his henchmen in 1995, the name of that Serbian Commander would make your blood run cold and you would feel a rush of justice-served in your veins instead. Dragan Obrenović, was a senior officer and commander within the Bosnian Serb Army in July 1995. He was convicted for persecutions carried out through the murder of hundreds of Bosnian Muslim civilians, committed in and around Srebrenica in what many considered to be the worst series of war crimes committed since World War 2. The Trial was expected to being in The Hague within the next few days. Under the plea agreement, he agreed to testify in other proceedings before the Tribunal, including those trials related to Srebrenica. Obrenović was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment.
In other news – The Israelis carried out another air strike in Lebanon, claiming the lives to two Syrian soldiers. Lebanese Security officials said that, in addition to the two Syrians killed, several were wounded after Israeli fighter planes attacked a Syrian Radar post some 40km east of Beirut. The Israeli Army said the strike was in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli solder killed on the border the previous Saturday by Hezbollah guerrillas.
And left wing Guerrillas in Colombia were in the midst of an intense battle with para-military squads and the Army in the northwest of the country. Rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country’s largest guerrilla group, clashed with right-wing paramilitary in the Northwest region of the country. Colombian troops later attacked the guerrillas. Reports said that up to 50 people had been killed, but a military spokesman said only one body had been found so far.
And that’s a small slice of what happened in the world this April 16th, 2001 as reported on World Briefing from the BBC World Service.
is expected to appear before the war crimes tribunal in the Hague. In the next few days, the Israelis have carried out another airstrike in Lebanon killing two Syrian soldiers and left wing guerrillas in Colombia have been involved in a big battle with paramilitary squads in the army in the northwest of the country will have all those stories in detail and a report on why the oral contraceptive pill seems to give women some protection against bowel cancer and in sport. The Williams, Formula One team celebrated Grand Prix win for the first time in almost four years. This is the BBC in London first, the top stories in detail BBC news with mary Small, a former serb army commander accused of being involved in what's been described as the worst single atrocity in europe since the Second World war. Is expected to appear before the war crimes tribunal in the Hague. In the next few days, The former commander, Dragan Obrenovic, is being charged in connection with the extermination of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men from the town of Srebrenica in 1995. Bridget Kendall reports, according to witnesses, Dragan Obrenovic was arrested in the town of Zvornik near Bosnia's border with Yugoslavia. He was apparently bundled into a car by a group of people in plainclothes. NATO officials later confirmed those who arrested him were S four forces. He'd apparently been the subject of a sealed indictment since early April. The mass killings of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica has been described as the worst atrocity in europe since the second world war. Mr Obrenovic was known as the Chief of Staff of the Davina Core, the Bosnian Serb Army unit that took over Srebrenica in July 1995, just before the massacre took place, one of his fellow officers is already on trial at the International Tribunal in the Hague on charges of genocide. Lebanese security officials say at least two Syrian soldiers have been killed and several wounded after Israeli fighter planes attacked a Syrian radar post 40 km east of Beirut. The Israeli army said the attack was in retaliation for the killing of an Israeli soldier on the border on saturday by Hezbollah guerrillas, Jeremy Cook reports from Jerusalem, the Israeli jet fighters struck on the Lebanese border with Syria pounding a Syrian army radar station, as well as the Syrian soldiers killed. Several others were wounded. Israel says the action was a direct response to attacks on its northern border by the Lebanese Islamic group, Hezbollah. In the most recent incident this weekend, a missile attack against an Israeli tank killed an Israeli soldier, in a statement from the office of the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, the Israelis repeat their claim that Hezbollah attacks are carried out with the knowledge and under the auspice