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Final farewell to Srebrenica victims


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Final farewell to Srebrenica victims

Relatives and family members gathered outside a morgue near Sarajevo to say their final farewells to victims slaughtered in the Srebrenica massacre eighteen-years-ago.

Three lorries were taking the remains of 409 bodies to be buried at a memorial cemetery near Srebenica. There they were to be laid to rest next to 5,657 already laid to rest there on Wednesday, the 18th anniversary of the massacre.

The bodies of a baby girl and 44 boys aged between 14 and 18 were among them which were all found in numerous mass graves.

Bosnian Bahrija Gabelic explained among the tears why she had turned up outside the morgue. “I am here to bid farewell to my father and brother. I found them after 20 years. I saw them last time 20 years ago,” she explained.

Around eight thousand Muslim Bosniak men and boys were killed in a few days in July 1995 after Serb forces captured the UN-declared safe haven of Srebrenica in the final stages of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.

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