IN PICTURES: Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre – 25 years ago
Killing of 8,000 Muslims in 1995 by Serb troops was the only genocide on European soil since the second world war.
Bosnian Muslims are marking 25 years since the brutal Srebrenica genocide, the worst genocide on European soil since the end of World War II, with the memorial ceremony, sharply reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The genocide marks July 11, 1995, the day when Bosnian Serb forces trooped into Srebrenica, a Muslim enclave in Serb possession in Bosnia and Herzegovina that had been under the U.N. protection.
After capturing the ill-fated town, Serb forces massacred more than 8,000 Muslim men & boys in Srebrenica in several days. To date, the remains of nearly 6,900 victims have been found and recognized from more than 80 mass graves.
Bosnia had been embroiled in a religious-ethnic war pitting the Serbs against Muslim Bosniaks and Croats between 1992 & 1995 that killed some 100,000 people.
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