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Bosnian Serb war criminal jailed for mass murder dies

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A former Bosnian Serb commander convicted of war crimes over the Srebrenica massacre has died in a German prison, aged 77.

Ljubisa Beara died on February 8, Berlin state's justice department said.

They were unable to give the cause of death was, but noted that Beara was "not in the best of health".

Beara was one of two senior Bosnian Serbs convicted in 2010 of genocide for the murder of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys, Europe's worst massacre since the Second World War.

Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal largely upheld the convictions in 2015, after which Beara was sent to Berlin's Tegel prison.

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