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Mehmed Alagić

Mehmed Alagić
Born(1947-07-08)8 July 1947
Sanski Most, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia
Died7 March 2003(2003-03-07) (aged 55)
Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
AllegianceSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia (1967–92)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina (1992–95)
Service/branchland
Years of service1970–96
RankArmy general
UnitOperational Group (OG) Bosnian Krajina, 3rd Corps, 7th Corps
Commands heldArmy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH)
Battles/warsBosnian War

Mehmed Alagić (8 July 1947[1] – 7 March 2003[2]) was a general in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was on trial for war crimes in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and was acquitted.[2]

Military career

Mehmed Alagić graduated from the JNA military academy in Banja Luka in 1970. Later he became the commander of the military academy. In 1986, he became commander of the 36th mechanized brigade and in 1989 commander of the Zrenjanin brigade as part of the Novi Sad Corps.[citation needed]

Bosnian War

Alagić left the JNA in February 1991. On 13 December 1993 he served in the 17th Krajina Brigade of the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 8 March 1993 he became commander of the Operational Group (OG) Bosnian Krajina within the 3rd Corps. He became commander of the 3rd Corps on 1 November 1993.

After the war

In March 1996, as a member of the SDA party, Alagić was elected for the mayor of Sanski Most municipality and a member of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Parliament.

Military Ranks

JNA

Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

References

  1. ^ Del Ponte, Carla (11 January 2002), The Prosecutor of the Tribunal Against Enver Hadzihasanovic, Mehmed Alagic, Amir Kubura: Amended Indictment, archived from the original on 13 November 2005, retrieved 30 November 2008
  2. ^ a b International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (24 March 2003), Proceedings Against Mehmed Alagic Terminated, archived from the original on 17 January 2005, retrieved 8 August 2008