ANNIVERSARY: MASSACRE OF CHILDREN IN SREBRENICA, CRIMES AGAINST BOSNIAKS BEFORE GENOCIDE
PHOTO: The blood-spattered Muslim survivor of the 1993 Srebrenica child massacre, identified as Sead Bekric, in hospital with his mom and brother. Click on a photo to view higher resolution.
On April 12th 1993, Serbs from militarized villages around Srebrenica attacked the town with heavy artillery hitting hospitals and schools. In this brutal attack, Serbs instantly killed 62 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) children, and injured more than 100 children in front of Srebrenica’s elementary school.
Another 12 children died in a hospital as a result of serious injuries sustained during the heavy artillery attack, bringing the total number od dead to 74.
Bosnian Serb police was in charge of securing this peaceful commemoration and no incidents were reported.
Between 1991-1995 – not including the 1995 genocide – Serbs around Srebrenica torched approximately 95% of all Muslim villages in Podrinje region (where Srebrenica is located) and murdered more than 1,000 Bosniaks in brutal raids, ethnic cleansing, and horrific practices of torture. In 1992 alone, Serbs ethnically cleansed more than 90% of pre-dominanly Bosniak territory in Podrinje. To view photos of Serb terror around Srebrenica, click here.
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PHOTO: The blood-spattered Muslim survivor of the 1993 Srebrenica child massacre, identified as Sead Bekric, in hospital with his mom. Click on a photo to view higher resolution.