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KAMENICA MASS GRAVE EXCAVATIONS CONTINUE

July 13, 2009

PHOTO: A forensic expert works in a mass grave containing the remains of genocide victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre near the village of Kamenica July 10, 2009.

Forensic experts are excavating remains of the Srebrenica genocide victims from Kamenica mass grave near Zvornik. The lifeless bodies of children, teenage boys, men, and the elderly Bosniaks are being carefully removed from the grave and send for DNA identification. Personal objects found in the grave indicate that victims are Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica.Following the peace agreement in Dayton, Serb authorities had moved bodies in secondary mass graves in an attempt to hide the atrocities perpetrated against the citizens of Srebrenica.

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.

A forensic expert holds an old 100 German marks banknote found with remains of massacre victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in a mass grave near the village of Kamenica July 10, 2009.

Forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) inspect the remains of Srebrenica genocide victims at a mass grave site in a remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica, near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 75 kilometers (46 miles) north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, July 9, 2009.

Forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) inspect the remains of Srebrenica massacre victims at a mass grave site in a remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica, near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 75 kilometers (46 miles) north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, July 9, 2009.

The following Srebrenica genocide photos are from the Visoko morgue. You can see Bosnian city morgue workers in the central town of Visoko prepare on July 7, 2009 the coffin of one of the 554 Srebrenica genocide bodies to be transported and burried at the memorial cemetery in Potocari near Srebrenica.

Remains of all bodies were excavated from mass graves in eastern Bosnia and identified by teams of local and international forensic experts. The burial ceremony was held on July 11 in Srebrenica on the 14th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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