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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Europe's worst atrocity since World War II -
that Bosnian Serbs claimed never happened

The Bosnian Serb authorities, under increased international pressure, have given information about six new mass graves containing Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

"The Defence and Interior Ministries have provided us with information about six new mass graves in the wider area of Srebrenica," said Milan Bogdanic, the newly appointed president of the commission investigating the Srebrenica atrocities.

The commission was set up last year by the Serb Republic's government to investigate Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, in which Bosnian Serb forces overran the eastern town of Srebrenica killing up to 8000 Muslim men and boys.

This was the first time that Bosnian Serb successors of the institutions that were implicated in Srebrenica provided information on the atrocity, which many Bosnian Serbs claimed never happened.

Mr Bogdanic could not say how many victims would be found.

[Report courtesy via Al-Haffar]

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 5/02/2004
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