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PHOTOS: PREPARATIONS FOR THE 14TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SREBRENICA GENOCIDE

July 10, 2009
On the even of the commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, preparations are ongoing for the burial of 534 victims of the genocide.

BACKGROUND: Serbs from heavily militarized villages around Srebrenica had terrorized Srebrenica population and constantly attacked neighbouring Bosnian Muslim villages from 1992-1995. In July 1995 the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of Srebrenica and its surrounding area, where they proceeded to perpetrate genocide. Bosnian Serb soldiers separated Bosniak families, forcibly expelled 25,000-30,000 people, summarily executed at least 8,372 boys, men, and elderly, and dumped them into mass graves.

Meanwhile, last preparations for the funeral of victims are being performed in Visoko. Remains of the victims will be transported to Sarajevo, and then to the final resting peace at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in Potocari.



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