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Bosnians mark Srebrenica anniversary

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Bosnians mark Srebrenica anniversary


On the eve of the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, thousands of Bosnians marched along the same route taken by Bosnian Muslims who had tried to escape the atrocity 16 years ago.

Today the bodies of 613 newly identified victims will be buried at the Potocari Memorial Centre. Their remains were recovered from mass graves during the past year and identified through DNA tests.

Some families lost several generations of male members in the slaughter and emotional scenes conveyed a continuing picture of pain and loss.

The former Bosnian Serb leader Ratko Mladic is charged with orchestrating the killing of some 8,000 men and boys after his forces overran the town. He is currently on trial in The Hague.

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