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11-year-old Bosnian Genocide Survivor Recounts Serbian Terror

Record-Journal, p.A11.
24 May 1992.

SPLIT, Croatia — Part of the biggest wave of refugees in Europe since World War II, Adnan Hebib describes what it’s like to be an 11-year-old held hostage in the hell of Sarajevo.

“In our shelter I saw a man with his arm torn off, and another one with his intestines hanging out of his stomach when a shell hit us and killed four people,” Adnan recalled.

He and his mother, Adnija Hebib, 40, a Slavic Muslim [Bosniak], and brother Admir, 9, reached the port of Split late Friday in a column of 3,000 people, mostly mothers and children. They had spent three days of captivity in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, at the hands of Serb irregulars.

The irregulars let them go after Bosnian authorities let food through to besieged barracks of the Serb-led federal army in Sarajevo. Read the rest of this entry »