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Serb President Slobodan Milosevic has reportedly sent 1,000 paramilitary troops under Zeljko Raznatovic, or "Arkan," to reinforce Banja Luka. The U.S. considers Arkan a possible war criminal and claims that he was responsible for some of the worst atrocities in the Balkan war. "Arkan started out as a big-time bank robber in Europe years ago," says Barnes. "He would literally just walk in and point a gun at someone. Later, he did political killings for the old Yugoslav communist government. He operates out of an ice cream shop in Belgrade." Although Arkan is not publicly associated with the Serb president, Barnes says, "he's Milosevic's man. It's hard to believe he would have gone into Bosnia without Milosevic's consent." LOCK THE PRESSES: