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Srebrenica Massacre Commemorated

Some of the 505 coffins to be buried today near Srebrenica (epa) July 11, 2006 -- The chief prosecutor of the UN War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Carla Del Ponte, arrived today in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica to attend the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 1995 massacre.

More than 30,000 people gathered at the Memorial Center Potocari near Srebrenica to attend the commemoration and funeral of 505 recently identified victims of the massacre.

Some 8,000 Bosnian-Muslim men and boys were massacred after Bosnian-Serb troops captured the former eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica on July 11, 1995.

The alleged masterminds of the massacre, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander General Ratko Mladic, who led the Serb troops in Srebrenica, remain at large.


Srebrenica Remembered

Srebrenica Remembered

Coffins of Srebrenica victims being prepared for burial in October (AFP)

THE WORST ATROCITY IN EUROPE SINCE WORLD WAR II: The July 1995 massacre of some 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb fighters near the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica is the worst atrocity of its kind in Europe since the end of World War II. Since the incident, the name Srebrenica has become practically synonomous with ethnic cleansing....(more)

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