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Sarajevo Honors Srebrenica Victims

9 July 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Thousands of people lined Sarajevo's main street today to watch a convoy of trucks transport for burial the remains of 610 Bosnian Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

The victims, aged between 14 and 75, will be buried in a memorial cemetery near Srebrenica during commemorations of the massacre's 10th anniversary on 11 July.

More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed after Serb forces overran the town in July 1995. Their bodies were later buried in more than 60 mass graves around the town. Thousands of bodies have yet to be recovered.

In Belgrade today, several thousand hard-line Serbian nationalists gathered in tribute to Serb victims of the Yugoslav wars.

Many Serb nationalists dispute claims that Serb forces were responsible for the majority of civilian casualties in the wars in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo between 1991-99.


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