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Massacre Bodies Return To Srebrenica


9 July 2004 -- The bodies of 338 Bosnian Muslims recently identified as victims of a massacre by Bosnian Serbs nine years ago were transported today to the eastern town of Srebrenica for reburial.

Hundreds of people lined Sarajevo's main street as the convoy carrying the bodies left for burial, including survivors and relatives of the dead. Many wept as the trucks went by.

Commemorations of the slaying of some 8,000 men and boys in Srebrenica on 11 July 1995 have been an annual reminder of the trocity.

The organizers of this year's commemorations set for 11 July said they expect 20,000 people to arrive in Srebrenica from all over Bosnia.

The massacre in Srebrenica, at the time a UN-protected zone, occurred shortly before the end of the Bosnian war.

UN and Muslim experts have discovered remains of about 5,000 victims in mass graves in eastern Bosnia.

(AP)
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