Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

Serbs slaughter 700-900 Bosniak civilians in Zvornik massacre

Serbs tortured and killed Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in Celopek concentration camp near Zvornik.

The Zvornik massacre refers to the killing of 700-900 Bosniaks as well as ethnic cleansing of 40,000 in Zvornik in the first days of the Bosnian war, more than three years before the Srebrenica genocide. Serbian paramilitary groups – “Arkanovci”, Territorial Defence units (TO), White Eagles, Yellow Wasps and others – carried out the acts in Zvornik from 1992 until 1995, during the Bosnian war. It was the second Bosnian city that was forcefully taken over by the Serb forces.

The Research and Documentation Center in Sarajevo established a list of 4,127 missed or killed persons in the Zvornik area, which makes it the fifth largest event in the war by death toll, after the Siege of Sarajevo, the Srebrenica massacre, the Siege of Bihać and the Prijedor massacre.


Written by genocideinbosnia

January 3, 2011 at 2:07 am

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