05/26/2011 11:12 am ET Updated Jul 26, 2011

Ratko Mladic Arrested: Key Facts About The Serbian War Criminal (PHOTOS)

A dark, violent Serbian chapter may be coming to a close with the arrest of Ratko Mladic, allegedly one of the world's most prominent war criminals.

As the BBC is reporting, the 69-year-old Mladic was nabbed in a northern Serbian village, where he had been living under an assumed name. Serbian President Boris Tadic said the process to extradite the former Bosnian Serb army chief, who faces charges for the massacre of at least 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was underway.

The news of Mladic's arrest brings good news for Serbia overall, as it could help the nation move forward on its desired accession to the European Union, Reuters reports.

View a selection of key facts about the Serbian fugitive, courtesy of Reuters, below:

Key Facts About Ratko Mladic