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Here Ratko Mladic slept

Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic's days on the loose are numbered. New Time has visited his secret hiding place.

[he piesak, Serbian Bosnia] For the past decade, this secret bunker has been the hideout and headquarters of Bosnian-Serbian army commander Ratko Mladic.

For many years, and as late as July 2004, Mladic hid in the military base at Han Pjesak. At the same time, a whole world hunted for the general, who is held responsible by the war crimes court in The Hague, among other things for the executions of 8000 Bosnian-Muslim men in July 1995.

Ny Tids reporter is sitting in a military jeep with several NATO and EUFOR officers, on their way up to the highlands of the Bosnian Serb Republic. All you see are endless plains, dense spruce forest, some houses, a few people.

Only a few journalists have visited the huge bunker complex, which since the end of the war in 1995 has been under the control of the Bosnian Serb army. The Pjesak bunker is in the old Soviet style, built to withstand a nuclear attack. 70 meters into the Zepa mountain, 150 soldiers can live and work in isolation here. . .

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