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Srebrenica massacre: 19 years on, newly identified victims buried

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Srebrenica massacre: 19 years on, newly identified victims buried

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Thousands of people gathered on Friday at the memorial centre near Srebrenica to mark the 19th anniversary of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II.

Eight thousand Muslim men and boys were killed by Serb troops during the Bosnian War.

The bodies of 175 newly identified victims were buried in at the ceremony in Bosnia and Herzegovina attended by family members, who came from many countries to pay their last respects.

Even as the years pass, the remains of victims are still being found in mass graves, identified using DNA technology.

Around 7,000 victims have been identified so far.

Every July 11, more are buried at the memorial centre near the town.