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Former Dutch UN Peacekeeper Moves To Srebrenica

Rob Zomer talks to RFE/RL's Balkan Service

Rob Zomer talks to RFE/RL's Balkan Service

A former Dutch UN peacekeeper, who witnessed the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, is relocating with his family to live in the town.

Rob Zomer is planning to live with his family in Srebrenica and start a business. This from AFP:

Zomer recently told a Croatian weekly that he had made the decision after a visit to Srebrenica last year on the occasion of the massacre's 13th anniversary.

"I'm moving with my family to Srebrenica to help these people in peace since I could not help them during the war," the Globus weekly quoted Zomer as saying.

On July 11, 1995, until then a UN-protected Muslim enclave, Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces who later executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

Bosnian Muslims who lost family members in the massacre are seeking justice in The Hague for the alleged failure of Dutch troops to protect their beloved ones.

Incidentally, today is the International Day of United Nations peacekeepers

-- Luke Allnutt

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