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TWO NEW MASS GRAVES FOUND

April 14, 2009
Two new mass graves containing the bodies of Bosnian Muslims who were killed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been discovered in the east of the country, Bosnia’s Institute for Missing Persons (INO) reported.

The mass graves were discovered on Thursday and Friday on Mount Romanija in Sokolac municipality and near Sekovici, east of Tuzla.

The first mass grave, near the village of Becari in Sokolac municipality, contains the bodies of Bosnian Muslims from surrounding villages, killed at the beginning of the 1992-1995 war.

The mass grave near the village of Bisina in Sekovici municipality, east of Tuzla, is in fact a natural cave that is more than 30 metres deep. It is filled with the remains of Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica killed in the summer of 1995.

The 1995 Srebrenica genocide resulted in ethnic cleansing of 25,000-30,000 people, including summary killings of at least 8,372 Bosniaks – men, boys, and children.

  1. Kay
    April 15, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I am so sick of people saying anything that implies that there were similar killings on all sides..where are the Serbian civilian graves if this is so???

  2. Daniel
    April 15, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Approximately 85% of all war crimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina had been perpetrated by Serbs against Bosniaks. Even today, almost 14 years after the Dayton Peace Accords, we still excavate mass graves of Bosniak victims.

    As Peter Ronayne, author of "Never Again?" argued in his book:"However, the claim that since all sides committed atrocities they all share equal guilt borders on absurd reductionism; it is simply wrong. An equivalent argument would lump together the United States and its allies with Hitler's Germany because soldiers on both sides committed atrocities and the Allies firebombed cities. While all human rights violations and crimes committed by any and all parties in the former Yugoslavia demand strong condemnation, the facts clearly reveal that the Serbs committed the vast majority of atrocities as part of a distinct plan of genocide."

    Having said that, there can never be comparison between the individual war crimes committed against Serbs and genocidal mass killings committed against Bosniaks.

    It is also a fact that many Serb civilians died as a result of Serb Army's attacks on cities under the control of B&H Government. One example is Sarajevo, a beautiful city that had endured the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. Like Srebrenica, Sarajevo had also been designated as one of U.N. 'protected' enclaves (or so called "safe areas"), but Serbs bombarded the city regularly with heavy artillery and air modified bombs. Sarajevo civilians of all nationalities were targeted by Serb snipers.

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