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Dutch state 'liable' for 300 Srebrenica deaths

16 July 2014 Last updated at 12:56 BST

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for the killings of more than 300 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica in Bosnia-Hercegovina in July 1995.

The 300 men and boys were among 5,000 Bosniaks sheltering with Dutch UN peacekeepers at their Potocari base.

The court said the state should have known they would be killed by Bosnian Serbs when they handed them over.

More than 7,000 men and boys were killed in the Srebrenica massacre.

Anna Holligan reports from The Hague.

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