Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Srebrenica, Zepa: 60 Children, 42 Adults Die from Starvation and Cold

“As for the Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadzic, ‘he will lie, keep lying as he has done all the time, and he will kill more of us in the coming days” – Nedjara Beganovic.

Serb blockade claims lives of more children
The Victoria Advocate, p.4C
13 January 1993.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Fifty-one children died of starvation and cold overnight in an eastern Bosnian town [Zepa] blockaded by Serbs and isolated for nine months, according to ham radio reports Wednesday. In addition, 34 adults perished Tuesday night in Zepa, 35 miles east of Sarajevo.

In Srebrenica, a town near the Serbia border, 17 people – including nine children – died during the night, according to the reports.

Amateur radio operators have been the only link to the outside for the 28,000 people of Zepa since April. Serb gunmen and mines prevent U.N. convoys from crossing snowy roads to the town, where some people are living in caves. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photo Diary: Don't Forget the Bosnian Genocide

Four-year-old Jasmin Hreljic is being treated at Sarajevo's children's hospital for burns suffered to his face during the Serbian attack on the besieged Sarajevo.

Bosnian Genocide, Four-year-old Jasmin Hreljic is being treated at Sarajevo's children's hospital for burns suffered to his face during the Serbian attack on the besieged Sarajevo.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. They were badly beaten and deliberately starved to die.

Bosnian Genocide, Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor in 1992. They were badly beaten and deliberately starved to die.

A young Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) child lies in bed and plays with toys while recovering from face wounds received during the siege of Sarajevo, 2 February 1993.

Bosnian Genocide, A young Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) child lies in bed and plays with toys while recovering from face wounds received during the siege of Sarajevo, 2 February 1993.

Amputee Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) children, wounded by Serbs during the siege of Sarajevo, photographed in a Sarajevo hospital, February 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, Amputee Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) children, wounded by Serbs during the siege of Sarajevo, photographed in a Sarajevo hospital, February 1992.

A man in Sarajevo washes blood off of stretchers used to carry the dead and wounded citizens of the besieged capital, terrorized and killed by Serbs on a daily basis.

Bosnian Genocide, A man in Sarajevo washes blood off of stretchers used to carry the dead and wounded citizens of the besieged capital, terrorized and killed by Serbs on a daily basis.

Bosnian Genocide, The body of a civilian victim killed by Serb snipers during the siege of Sarajevo. Dead civilian lies on a sidewalk, surrounded by broken glass.

Bosnian Genocide, The body of a civilian victim killed by Serb snipers during the siege of Sarajevo. Dead civilian lies on a sidewalk, surrounded by broken glass.


Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians inside the notorious Manjaca concentration camp near prijedor in 1993.

Bosnian Genocide, Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians inside the notorious Manjaca concentration camp near prijedor in 1993.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians inside the notorious Manjaca concentration camp near prijedor in 1993.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians inside the notorious Manjaca concentration camp near prijedor in 1993.

A woman stands near the area of Sarajevo that was used for the 1984 Winter Olympic Games which now holds the graves of thousands of casualties of the international armed conflict between Bosnia and Serbia.

Bosnian Genocide, A woman stands near the area of Sarajevo that was used for the 1984 Winter Olympic Games which now holds the graves of thousands of casualties of the international armed conflict between Bosnia and Serbia.

Bodies of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians killed by Croats in Vitez, 25-30 April 1993.

Bosnian Genocide, Bodies of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians killed by Croats in Vitez, 25-30 April 1993.

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Serb Attackers killed Many Serbs in the besieged capital of Sarajevo

As this photograph of Roger M. Richards illustrates, a woman mourns among the graves of Serb citizens of the besieged Sarajevo killed by Serbian shells and snipers during the Serb siege of the city, at Lion Cemetery, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, April 1993.

 

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Serbs Kill 9 Bosniak Children in Attack on Sarajevo School

The Telegraph
10 November 1993.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A school became a war zone filled with the screams and broken bodies of children Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Sarajevo in nearly a month.

Bosnian Radio quoted Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic as saying nine children died in the mortar attack.

But early accounts had said that at least seven people, including three to four children and one teacher, were killed when mortar rounds exploded near the school entrance. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy between Silajdzic’s toll and the earlier reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Suffering of Sick and Elderly in the Besieged Sarajevo

Photo: Nurse Galiba Secibovic (Bosniak) cares for 72-year-old Vojin Nikolic (Serb), a deaf mute staying in the makeshift shelter in Sarajevo. Nikolic often tries to leave in search of his brothers in Serb-held territory. V

Photo: Nurse Galiba Secibovic (Bosniak) cares for 72-year-old Vojin Nikolic (Serb), a deaf mute staying in the makeshift shelter in Sarajevo. Nikolic often tries to leave in search of his brothers in Serb-held territory.

“Death is at Home Here”
For elderly Bosnians, outlook is grim from a Sarajevo shelter

By Samir Krilic
The Free Lance-Star, p.A4
21 February 1995.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Crammed onto one floor of a former school, dozens of elderly Bosnians silently await the end of the war, or their lives, whichever comes first.

Sick and elderly Bosniaks, Abid Jahic (69) and Ajsa Smajlovic (81).

Sick and elderly Bosniaks, Abid Jahic (69) and Ajsa Smajlovic (81).

The makeshift old people’s home was set up in August 1993 in a shell-shattered school building several hundred yards from the front line. It shelters 64 sick and old people with no one to turn to.

One doctor, five nurses, four orderlies and a social worker try to cope with the needs both of their live-in charges and 150 other elderly people, many living on their own.

Conditions are miserable. Many of the elderly are too sick or feeble to make it to the toilet, so they relieve themselves on the floor or in bed. Natural gas for heat is scarce, so rooms are often icy. For most, frugal meals of beans, lentils and rice are the only break in a day of staring at the walls. Read the rest of this entry »

Serbian warplanes defy Bosnia's no fly zone, 3 children dead and 10 wounded

Manila Standard, p.7
12 October 1992.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Warplanes took to the skies over Bosnia in apparently open defiance of a United Nations ban while civilians were trapped by fighting in the north of the republic and shelling claimed new victims among the children of Sarajevo.

Government-controlled Bosnian radio on Saturday reported fierce air attacks by Serb planes on the besieged Bosniak-held town of Gradacac which if true made a mockery of a ban on military flights decided by the Security Council on Friday.

It said they were “the heaviest attacks on Gradacac since the start of the war… the whole town is demolished and still burning.” Read the rest of this entry »

Serbs Attack Sarajevo with 540 Projectiles, 7 dead and 40 wounded

Serbian Shelling Shatters Tranquility

By Samir Krilic
Times Daily, p.10A
17 October 1993.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Months of relative tranquility in Sarajevo ended abruptly Saturday with the boom of Serb heavy artillery as well as tank and troop movements around the Bosnian capital.

The renewed military activity led to fears of an impending major attack, since artillery often is used to soften up targets for tanks and infantry.

The main Kosevo hospital reported seven dead and 40 wounded from the shelling, which began before dawn, but eased by evening.

Lt. Col. Bill Aikman, a spokesman for U.N. troops, described the shelling as the “heaviest for months.” The intensity of the barrage — U.N. monitors counted 540 projectiles hitting the city by midafternoon — caused the United Nations to cancel flights into the city for four hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm