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Survivors Of Srebrenica Return For Memorial


10 July 2005 -- Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre 10 years ago returned today to attend a memorial marking the anniversary of the mass killings.

Part of the ceremony involved the burial of 610 victims whose bodies were taken from the site and buried in mass graves elsewhere.

Besides the group of survivors, up to 50,000 relatives, friends and mourners were expected to attend the memorial ceremony for Europe's worst massacre since World War II. An estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica.

The UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague has indicted Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic and wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for their roles in the Srebrenica massacre but both remain at large.

(Reuters)

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