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Thousands mark Srebrenica massacre

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Thousands mark Srebrenica massacre


Thousands of people have been attending a ceremony in Bosnia to mark the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre – Europe’s worst atrocity since the second World War.

Bosnia’s president was joined by other leaders from across the continent to remember the mass murder.

Serb forces killed more than 7000 Muslim men and boys during a few bloody days, despite the town being declared a United Nations protectorate.

Now considered a genocide by the UN, today’s events will see the funeral of 775 newly discovered victims at the Potocari cemetery just outside the town.

In what is being seen as a significant gesture Serbian President Boris Tadic also took part in the ceremony. Nevertheless, many Bosnian Serbs still continue to reject the official findings of what took place in Srebrenica in 1995.

The man accused of ordering the massacre, General Ratko Mladic, has never been caught or brought to justice, something that continues to weigh heavily on survivors and victims’ families.

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