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Bosnian Genocide Survivor of the Karakaj Massacre: "Up to 700 Killed"

Photo: Bosnian workers carry a body bag of human remains as forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons, ICMP, inspect human remains at a mass-grave site in the village of Karakaj near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, Sunday, May 25, 2008.

The Spokesman-Review
24 June 1992.

By Dan Stets

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — When the Serbian guards started shooting, Fedhija Hasanovic was so terrified that he fell to the floor. The impulse saved his life. Fourteen of the 16 Bosnian [Bosnian Muslim] men in the room with him died instantly. The 15th, wounded in the stomach, took a bit longer.

Hasanovic, who managed to crawl away over the corpses of his neighbors, is one of a few known survivors of a death camp run by Serbs in a village called Karakaj in northeastern Bosnia near the town of Zvornik.

Serbian fighters herded about 700 Bosnian Muslim men into the technical school in Karakaj on June 1, 1992; when Hasanovic escaped on Jun e8, at least 400 of them were dead. He suspects that Serbian guards have since then killed the remaining 300. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 3, 2011 at 4:10 am

The Earliest Victims of Bosnian War: Karakaj massacre near Zvornik claims lives of hundreds Bosniak civilians

Photo #1: A Bosnian worker inspects a recovered wallet with a coin of the former Yugoslavia during the exhumation of a mass-grave site in the village of Karakaj near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, Sunday, May 25, 2008. Serb forces slaughtered around 700 Bosniak civlians in Karakaj in 1992. Officials say they have found a mass grave that apparently contains at least 42 bodies of what may be the earliest victims of the Bosnian war, Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) killed during the April 1992 Serb attack on Zvornik. Forensic experts turned up the first remains at the edge of a swamp and have so far exhumed 20 bodies. Some 30,000 people went missing in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war and over the years experts have been finding their bodies in mass graves throughout the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 3:01 am