At Least 65 Victims Found in Mass Grave in Bosnia

They're believed to belong to non-Serb civilians executed there in 1992
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2017 7:56 PM CDT
Members of the Bosnian forensic team investigate a mass grave site in Koricanske Stijene, near the central Bosnian town of Travnik, 100 kms northwest of Sarajevo, on Thursday, July 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

(Newser) – Forensic experts say they have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war. Lejla Cengic from Bosnia's Missing Persons Institute said Tuesday that remains including 65 skulls have been found since September 7 in the grave at the Koricanske Stijene cliff near Mount Vlasic, the AP reports. She says they're believed to belong to some of over 220 non-Serb civilians executed there by Bosnian Serb forces on August 21, 1992.

Most of those killed were taken from Serb-run detention camps near Prijedor and told they were going for a prisoner exchange. Only a dozen men survived by falling or jumping down the ravine when the shooting started. The exhumation work is continuing. (Read more Bosnia stories.)

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