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October 5, 2007

Photo Caption: A forensic expert searches for remains of Bosnian Muslims in a mass grave in Zeleni Jadar, near Srebrenica September 25, 2007. Almost twelve years after the war ended in Bosnia, experts have discovered another mass grave with remains of victims of the 1995 massacre of over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys by the Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica. Reuters/Damir Sagolj. (Photo republished for fair use only)


On September 22 2007, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) said it discovered a mass grave of bodies of 44 Bosniaks who were killed during Srebrenica’s massacre in 1995.

And just as recently as October 4th 2007, the remains of more than 120 Bosniak civilian victims of the Srebrenica massacre have been exhumed from a mass grave in eastern Bosnia located outside the village of Zeleni Jadar, about 15 kilometres (10 miles) south of Srebrenica. This mass grave is thought to contain the remains of at least another 50 people, bringing total number of victims in only two locations to over 200.

ICMP said that the victims were shot to death and they included children who were between 7 and 11 years old.

This graveyard is one of many others in Srebrenica and leaders of Bosnian Serb forces did their best to hide their crimes.

Some personal documents had also been uncovered from the burial site, which was discovered in September. The remains were crushed and compressed, proving they had been re-buried with bulldozers.

Most of the victims’ remains were buried in a large mass grave before being moved by Serbs in an attempt to cover up the crime. Thousands have been uncovered from about 60 mass graves around the eastern town.

Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in the Srebrenica genocide – the single worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

The main culprits for the crime – wartime Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic and his army chief Ratko Mladic – remain at large.

The Srebrenica massacre has been recognized by the UN war crimes tribunal and the International Court of Justice to have constituted genocide.

In July 11 of 1995, Bosnian Serb forces with logistical help of Serbia, attacked Srebrenica enclave who received assurances from nearby UN forces that they will not be attacked on the basis of a Security-Council resolution that put the region under international protection.

Based in Sarajevo, ICMP was founded in 1996 to address the issue of persons missing as a result of conflicts relevant to Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia from during 1991-1995. It also handles relevant issues in Macedonia and Kosovo.

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  1. Kirk Johnson
    October 10, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    A gruesome but important discovery. May their killers someday face justice.

  2. Daniel
    October 11, 2007 at 4:16 am

    Thank you Kirk for your kind words. Many people visit Srebrenica Genocide Blog on a daily basis, but only few (or none) comment. It seems that many people don’t care about disgusting genocide that was committed against Bosniaks in Srebrenica.

    After all, why would they have sympathy for Muslims? (Pro)Serbian conspiracy theories must have more apeal for them. After all, Serbs are Christians.

    At least 8,000 people died in Srebrenica genocide, and this is as far as we can estimate based on DNA evidence. But my suspicion is that there was likely more than 8,000 victims, because there is no way of recovering bodies who were thrown into Drina river by truckloads. There is also no way of getting information about missing persons whose entire families got wiped off in the war. As you could read from the article above, recently we uncovered a new mass grave which included Srebrenica children, 7-11 years of age, beeing shot in the head.

    Of course, life goes on. It seems that stories of crimes against Srebrenica children are not “newsworthy” anylonger.


  3. Anonymous
    January 29, 2008 at 10:30 am

    as you said daniel, people who read this, are not able to write something because it seems to be far away from human understanding.
    i am from czech and since now i am a little bit more in real, because people start to talk. TV´s was giving us news only about “something” terible. with no context.

    i want to say, i have no word for what is in my mind now. just say a prayer to all who lost their lives and for those who lost pieces of their hearts. :,(

    peace, love and harmony for you all there! jah rastafari!!!

  4. Roy
    February 15, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Everyday at least hundreds are killed, I wonder why world lost it’s moral and humanity!

    Daniel, its not the idea of not caring, every human worth at least for his friends/family/nation, but we seem living in the darkages!

    We are all thankful to everyone who expose those war-criminals>

  5. Anonymous
    June 9, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    to quote anonymous: “as you said daniel, people who read this, are not able to write something because it seems to be far away from human understanding.”

    i am from bosnia and even if i was only 5 years old when the war began, my parents told me everything they could remember..yes, it is far away from human understanding..how could this even happened? i think nobody can answer that..i don’t know if i should cry or bang my head against the wall..it’s sad, it’s even more than said..i wish for justice..but can there be any in this cruel world?

    may all the victims of srebrenica R.I.P!

  6. ziya
    November 18, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you very much for this website. I am currently doing research for my international law class inregards to the role that Karadzic played in the extermination of Bosnian Muslims.
    If anybody has any direct quote or video linking Karadzic, can you please please email them to me.

    Thank you

  7. Srebrenica Genocide Blog Editor
    November 18, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    What is your E-mail?

  8. Anonymous
    January 11, 2009 at 12:28 am


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