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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Vitez massacres in Central Bosnia claim lives of 172 Bosniaks

Bosnian Genocide (1993) Bosnian Genocide (1993) Photograph of trenching area on the Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) side of Stari Vitez. Photo: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Bosnian Genocide (1993) Bosnian Genocide (1993) Photograph of trenching area on the Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) side of Stari Vitez. Photo: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

In the early morning of April 16, 1993 at about 5:45 to 6:00 a.m. Bosniak areas of Vitez and Krušćica were attacked by Croat artillery, which increased during the morning and included mortar fire of various calibre.

It was the first coordinated offensive in the area with attacks happening simultaneously up and down the valley.

According to professional military opinion of a British colonel, the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) had been taken by surprise. Croatian Defence Council (HVO) soldiers in camouflage uniforms entered the streets of Vitez, arresting Bosniaks and killing them in their apartments. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm