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17 ANNIVERSARY SINCE MAY 1992 MASSACRES OF BOSNIAKS IN SREBRENICA

May 11, 2009

Surrounding Serb villages around Srebrenica were used as terrorist bases from which Serbs attacked and killed thousands of Bosniak civilians in Srebrenica.

DID YOU KNOW? In 1992 (three years before the Srebrenica genocide), Serbs killed and burned scores of Bosniaks in downtown Srebrenica. The youngest victim: 1 year old baby Nezir Suljic.

By: Dnevni Avaz (via Students of Srebrenica)

In May 1992, Serbs from heavily militarized villages around Srebrenica committed horrendous crimes against the Bosniak (Muslim) population of Srebrenica.

On May 8th, 1992, in downtown Srebrenica, Serbs killed 23 Bosniak civilians – men, women, children, and elderly. Most victims were burned in their homes in Srebrenica. The youngest victims was 1 year old Nezir Suljic.

Other victims killed on May 8 1992: Avdo Jelkic, Behka Jelkić, Esed Fazlić, Izeta Fazlić, Avdo Dautbašić, Salko Jusić, Mehmed Salimović, Meva Salimović, Hamed Gušić, Asim Redžić, Safet Kulaglić, Muharem Dizdarević, Meho Vejzović, Muša Vejzović, Redžep Redžepović, Bejta Redžepović, Huso Suljić, Muška Suljić, Nisvet Suljić, Nezir Suljić, Omer Murathodžić, Ohran Mujić and Jakub Abdurahmanović.

Between April 18 and May 8 1992, Sabira Cvrk and Rahman Kaljević had also lost their lives as a result of Serb attacks from surrounding Serb villages around Srebrenica.

By the end of May, Serbs had killed 15 Bosniaks in Skelani, and another 51 Bosniaks in Srebrenica.

Bosniaks held commemoration of the17th anniversary of Serb terror in and around Srebrenica in Zabokvica village. The manifestation was titled “Day of Remembrance.” Participants prayed for innocent Muslim victims in a White Mosque in Srebrenica and they also visited Mosque’s cemetery where most victims were laid to rest.

  1. Owen
    May 14, 2009 at 7:55 am

    The 17th anniversary of the 1992 slaughter in Bratunac is commemorated at Visegrad Genocide Memories http://genocideinvisegrad.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/bratunac-genocide-remembered/

    There was a ceremony on 12 May when the bodies of a six month old baby Narcisa Salihovic and the oldest known victim of ethnic cleansing/genocide in Bosnia Zahida Suljagic, who was 110 years old, were among the 33 individuals identified from mass grave exhumations who were interred in the ceremony in Bratunac.
    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LC801270.htm

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