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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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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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Written by genocideinbosnia

January 3, 2011 at 3:01 am

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