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Serbia holds drills to mark centenary of WWI end

AP  |  Paris 

is holding large military drills to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with

The live-ammunition maneuvers on Saturday, dubbed "The Century of Winners," include 8,000 soldiers, 100 battle tanks and fighter jets supplied by

Tensions recently have increased in the region, with and accusing each other of undermining efforts at reconciliation following a 1998-99 war which ended after NATO intervention.

The former Serbian province declared independence in 2008 which doesn't recognise.

is often wrongly accused of starting World War I after a Serb nationalist assassinated the Austrian archduke in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1914. Serbia suffered the worst losses proportional to the size of its during the war.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 16:35 IST