Bosnians rebury 409 Srebrenica victims

2013-07-11 13:03
A woman mourns beside the coffin of her relative at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, some 160 kilometers east of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Marko Drobnjakovic, AP)

A woman mourns beside the coffin of her relative at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, some 160 kilometers east of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Marko Drobnjakovic, AP) (Marko Drobnjakovic)

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Srebrenica - Tens of thousands have gathered in Bosnia to rebury 409 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre on the 18th anniversary of the worst slaughter on European soil since the Nazi era.

Among the victims are 43 teenage boys and a baby that was born during the ordeal. They are being laid to rest at a special cemetery near Srebrenica where victims are buried as their remains are gradually found in mass graves. As of Thursday, there were 6 066 a further 2 306 are still missing.

In July 1995, Serb forces overran the UN-protected Muslim town in eastern Bosnia and executed more than 8 000 men and boys within days. UN troops on the ground did nothing to stop them.

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