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Srebrenica marks massacre anniversary

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Srebrenica marks massacre anniversary


Hundreds of Bosnian Muslims killed during the Srebrenica Massacre 16 years ago were reburied on Monday with thousands of mourners looking on.

The killing spree that claimed the lives of at least 8,000 Bosniaks began on July 11th, 1995.

Survivors and relatives of the dead laid 613 victims to rest during the ceremony.

The bodies had only been recently identified from mass graves.

The massacre was carried out by Bosnian Serb forces led by recently arrested genocide suspect Ratko Mladic.

Some 30,000 Srebrenica residents had fled to a UN military base guarded by Dutch peacekeepers.

Mladic’s men overran the compound. The victims were then rounded up and shot in Europe’s worst massacre since the Second World War.

Mladic is accused of personally ordering the killings and is currently on trial in The Hague on genocide charges.

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