Mile Mrkšić

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Mile Mrkšić
Mile Mrkšić in courtroom in Hague in May 2009
Born(1947-07-20)20 July 1947
Vrginmost, SFR Yugoslavia
Died16 August 2015(2015-08-16) (aged 68)
Lisbon, Portugal
Allegiance Yugoslavia
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbian Krajina
Service/branchYugoslav People's Army
Military of Serbian Krajina
RankLieutenant Colonel General
Commands held1st Motorized Guards Brigade
Military of Serbian Krajina
Battles/warsBattle of Vukovar

Mile Mrkšić (Serbian: Миле Мркшић; 20 July 1947 – 16 August 2015) was a Serb Colonel of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in charge of the unit involved in the Battle of Vukovar during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. He was convicted for not preventing the mass killing of 264 Croats that followed the fall of Vukovar, and sentenced to 20 years.[1][2][3]

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  1. "Mrkšić found guilty of aiding and abetting murders at Ovčara, and Šljivančanin guilty of mistreatment, Radić acquitted". The Hague: ICTY. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. Batty, David (27 September 2007). "Ex-Serb colonel gets 20 years for Vukovar war crimes". Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. "Serb Army officers sentenced in Vukovar mass murder case". New York Times. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2011.