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Memorial ceremony held on 12th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

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Memorial ceremony held on 12th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

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Families of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre have gathered to commemorate the twelth anniversary of the atrocity. 465 victims were buried at today’s ceremony in Potocari in Bosnia. Their ages range from 13 to 77, and they are the latest to have been identified with the help of ADN testing out of the thousands of bodies that have been discovered.

Haris Silajdzic, a key figure in Bosnia’s wartime leadership, was among those present at the ceremony. Up to 8000 Muslims died in the 1995 massacre, the most deadly in post war europe. They were killed by the Bosnian Serb army, despite being in what the United Nations had declared to be a protected “safe haven”.