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Bosnian Serbs Reveal New Mass Graves At Srebrenica

30 April 2004 -- The Bosnian Serb government has disclosed the locations of six new mass graves containing the remains of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The head of a government-appointed commission, Milan Bogdanic, said the locations are presented in a preliminary report based on information obtained from the Defense and Interior ministries.

The disclosure of the new graves came after Bosnia's international administrator, Paddy Ashdown, recently ordered Serb authorities to cooperate with the commission or lose their jobs.

The commission has until mid-June to submit its final report on the events in Srebrenica, which, in a historic decision earlier this month, a UN court ruled was genocide.

During the massacre, an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Serbian paramilitary forces. So far, more than 6,000 bodies have been exhumed.


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