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PHOTOS: SREBRENICA CONVOY LEAVES SARAJEVO

July 10, 2009
A convoy carrying the remains of 534 victims of the Srebrenica genocide is heading toward the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

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.

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