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Srebrenica massacre remembered 13 years on

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Srebrenica massacre remembered 13 years on


In Bosnia, tens of thousands of people have gathered at the Potocari Memorial Cemetary on the outskirts of Srebrenica to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the worst massacre on European soil since World War II.

Of all the bloody incidents which marked the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995, the genocide of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica stood out.

In a week of slaughter, 8,000 men and boys were separated from their families and murdered.

Relatives of the dead have attempted legal action against the UN for failing to protect the victims – lightly armed Dutch troops pulled out, leaving the safe-haven in the hands of Bosnian Serbs.

But a court in the Netherlands has ruled the peacekeepers have immunity from prosecution.

Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic have been indicted for genocide. They are still at large.

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