Official report says more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims massacred at Srebrenica

An official report submitted to the Bosnian Serb government Friday shows that more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed by government forces at Srebrenica in 1995. Although the killings have been called genocide by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and others, it was the first official figure provided by the government, which only admitted to the massacre in June. The killings took place after government forces stormed a UN safe area in the town. The two Bosnian Serb officials in charge at the time, political leader Radovan Karadzic and military leader Ratko Mladic, remain at large after being indicted by the UN tribunal. BBC News has background on Srebrenica and more.

 

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