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New Srebrenica Mass Grave Discovered

15 September 2005 -- A Bosnian official today said forensic experts have begun excavating a new mass grave in northeastern Bosnia believed to contain the remains of some victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Murat Hurtic, a member of Bosnia's Missing Persons Institute, said the remains of 10 people were unearthed so far. Hurtic said he expected to find "several dozen" bodies.

Hurtic said the remains had been buried elsewhere but were later moved to the village of Liplje, some 30 kilometers from Srebrenica, in an attempt by Bosnian Serbs to cover up the crime.

The grave is the fifth so-called secondary mass grave found in Liplje. The four previously exhumed sites contained some 1,000 bodies from the massacre.

Bosnian Serb forces overran the UN-protected Muslim enclave of Srebrenica on 11 July 1995, summarily killing some 8,000 Muslim men and boys.