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President of the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) Ramush Haradinaj, a Kosovo Albanian former guerilla commander who served briefly as prime minister, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the AAK headquarters in Pristina December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, a guerrilla commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, will remain in custody until Serbia makes a formal extradition request, a French appeal court said on Thursday.

Serbia considers Haradinaj a war criminal for his role in leading a guerrilla insurgency in its former southern province of Kosovo, which declared independence with Western backing in 2008.

(Reporting by Gilbert Reilhac; writing by John Irish; Editing by Andrew Callus)

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