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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic faces verdict in genocide trial

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide by a U.N. war crimes tribunal on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for his role in massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war.

"The crimes committed rank among the most heinous known to humankind, and include genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity," Presiding Judge Alphons Orie said in reading out a summary of the judgment.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; editing by Mark Heinrich)