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.

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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.

A wounded child form the besieged Bosnian town of Srebrenica has carried off a U.N. truck upon arriving in Tuzla, Bosnia, after a tense journey across the most contested battle lines in Bosnia, March 20, 1993. (A.P. Photo/Michel Euler)
A mother and her daughter, refugees from Srebrenica, cry worried about the fate of the rest of their family, after reaching a U.N. base near Tuzla, Bosnia, July 13, 1995. (A.P. Photo/Darko Bandic)
One of four clothed skeletons examined by U.N. investigator Elizabeth Rehn, who is trying to trace an estimated 8,000 Muslim men missing after the Serb conquest of the former Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995, lies on a hilltop, February 4, 1996. (A.P. Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
The remains of two bodies and pieces of clothing lie in a field at a suspected mass grave site in the village of Konjevic Polje, approximately 20km (12 miles), northwest of Srebrenica, April 2, 1996. (A.P. Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A picture taken on July 11, 1995, shows an elderly Muslim woman and her husband getting treatment for injuries inflicted on them by Serb military forces as they fled the east Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica. (The man on the right died shortly after the picture was taken). AFP PHOTO/Odd ANDERSEN (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN / AFP)
Coffins containing the remains of 282 identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica slaughter of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces await burial in a former battery factory on July 10, 2003, just across from the joint cemetery where they will be finally buried. (DANILO KRSTANOVIC/REUTERS)
Mejra Djogaz, a survivor of Srebrenica, kisses her son’s gravestone.
A Bosnian woman cries after learning from Muslim men who arrived in Tuzla that her husband has been murdered by Bosnian Serbs, who overran the UN-declared safe haven of Srebrenica, July 17, 1995. (A.P. Photo/Michel Euler)
Muslim refugees being evacuated away from advancing Bosnian Serb forces by the U.N. (Getty Images)
Bosnian Serb troops separated out boys and men for execution (Getty Images)

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  • Systematically murdered 100s and thousands of people

    Western countries completely kept quite because they were muslims

     


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