from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of southern Croatia bordering on western Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited primarily by ethnic Serbs since the 15th century, the region opposed Croatia's secession from the former Yugoslavia and set up (1990) an autonomous Serbian state. It was retaken by Croatia in 1995, largely displacing the Serbian population.


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  • In the case of Bihac, you actually have a separatist group of Muslims fighting with Serbs from the Krajina, the so-called Krajina Serbs.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • The Mohammedans form the mass of the population in the region called the Krajina in the north-west, in the district of Serajevo and in the south-eastern part of the territory; the Greek Schismatics preponderate in the district of Banjaluka.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Mr. Hadzic is scheduled appear Monday in court, where will be read the charges he faces, including a long list of atrocities that took place in Croatia in the early 1990s when Serbs seized almost one-third of Croatian territory known as Krajina and drove out the non-Serb population, torturing and killing many.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The European Community also declared that the borders of republics could not be changed, so that, for instance, Croatia could secede, but not the Serbs in the region called Krajina who wanted to separate from Croatia, or, for that matter, the Albanians in Kosovo who wanted to secede from Serbia.

    The New York Review of Books

  • Firstly if those fascists Raskovic, Hadzic, Seselj and others could, ve kept their mouths shut, now the so called Krajina would've been an autonomous region.

  • He is Goran Hadzic, former president of the so-called “Republic of Serbian Krajina” in Croatia.

    Mladic Latest to Appear Before International War Crimes Tribunal

  • The rulings came after a three year trial investigating Operation Storm, a Croatian offensive carried out in 1995 to reclaim the republic of Krajina from Serb control.

    Hague Tribunal Convicts Two Former Croatian Generals

  • They created their own Serb Republics, including one enclave in Krajina, where Hadzic served as president.

    Serbia Arrests Last Remaining War Crimes Fugitive

  • I asked hmm about the charge that the Croatians could not have retaken the Krajina without MPRI's prior training.

    David Isenberg: MPRI Couldn't Read Minds: Let's Sue Them

  • The suit, filed by the Genocide Victims of Krajina in Chicago Federal Court, against both MPRI and its parent company, L-3 Communications, alleges, that MPRI "trained and equipped the Croatian military for Operation Storm and designed the Operation Storm battle plan," which killed or displaced more than 200,000 Serbs in 1995, in the largest European land offensive since World War II.

    David Isenberg: MPRI Couldn't Read Minds: Let's Sue Them


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