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Bosnian Serb Srebrenica Commission Admits Massacre


14 October 2004 -- A Bosnian Serb commission released a report today admitting that more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed in Srebrenica in 1995.

The report also revealed the locations of several mass graves in the former Bosnian Muslim enclave.

The commission's vice president, Smail Cekic, told AP that the actual death toll is still an open question, because of the difficulty in reconciling different sources.

The massacre occured when Serbian troops overran the UN-declared safe zone in Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II.

The Srebrenica Commission was formed last December under international pressure.

In other news, the NATO-led Stabilisation Force (SFOR) today raided a house belonging to a brother of Bosnian Serb fugitive war crimes suspect Vinko Pandurevic. SFOR seized documents, photographs, and passports of family members during the raid in the eastern town of Sokolac.

(AP/AFP)
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