Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
In 1991 there were 37 213 people, of which nearly 73% were Bosnian Muslims and 25% Serbs.
During the Serb invasion of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) Srebrenica became UN-supervised security zone that supposes to shelter thousands of Muslims from surrounding areas controlled by the Serbs. The surrounding enclave was to defend the Dutch UNPROFOR unit. July 9, 1995, The Serbs launched an assault on the city. The Dutch branch did not take any defensive action, and the entire population of the town was in the hands of the Serbs now. The inhabitants and refugees were expelled. Over the following days around the city, more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered in the vicinity of the city.
A road from Srebrenica to Potočari. After separating men from women, husbands from wives, sons from mothers, local buses were used to evacuate women to the Bosnian side and transport men to the place of execution.
Former UNPROFOR safe zone Srebrenica-Potočari. In July 1995 as the Bosnian Serb forces, under Colonel General Ratko Mladić, came to take over the enclave, Dutchbat was vastly outnumbered by the Serbs and were far too lightly equipped to repel the more heavily armed soldiers.
The massacre began...
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A woman counts members od Hasanović family. There are 311 of them.
Exhumations and identification of victims are still ongoing. Every year, on the anniversary of the commencement of the massacre buried in the graves, there are several dozen bodies...
Battery factory warehouse in Potočari. The funeral processions with the coffins of people exhumed from the mass graves of the Srebrenica genocide are moving to the nearby cemetary from here.
Buses used for transporting men to execution places were lent from local villages.