Srebrenica families still trying to find closure after 1995 massacre


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The remains of 30 more victims of the Srebrenica massacre have been buried in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The burial of the 27 Muslim men and three teenage boys comes as the European country marks 28 years since the mass murder. The victims were only recently identified through DNA analysis.

Bosniak families often only bury the partial remains of their loved ones as the killers had hastily made mass graves, which they later dug up with bulldozers to scatter the remains. An act that was to hide the evidence of their war crime.

On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serbs overran a UN-protected safe area in Srebrenica. They rounded up at least 8,000 Muslim Bosniak men and boys and slaughtered them.

The Srebrenica massacre is Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Holocaust. War criminal Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, and his accomplice, Ratko Mladic have been convicted of genocide. Many Serbs and Bosnian Serb officials still celebrate these war criminals as heroes.


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