Ratko Mladic
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Ratko Mladic trial begins at The Hague

Former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic intended to "ethnically cleanse" Bosnia, the opening day of his war crimes trial has heard.

Mr Mladic faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide, in connection with the brutal 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Prosecutors at The Hague said they would show his hand in the crimes.

He has called the accusations "monstrous" and the court has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Allan Little reports.

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