Bosnians Mark 15 Years Since Srebrenica

775 coffins from mass graves will be reburied today
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2010 6:53 AM CDT
A Bosnian Muslim woman searching to find her relatives among coffins of Srebrenica victims displayed at Memorial center of Potocari on Saturday, July 10, 2010.   (Amel Emric)
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(Newser) – Tens of thousands of people are expected in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica to bury hundreds of massacre victims on the 15th anniversary of the worst crime in Europe since the Nazi era. A whole hillside was dug out with graves this morning waiting for the 775 coffins to be laid to rest at the biggest Srebrenica funeral so far.

Still, that is just less than a tenth of the total number of men and boys who were executed when Serb forces overran the UN protected town in July 1995. Then, some 30,000 residents flocked to the UN military base in the suburb of Potocari for refuge. But when the Serbs came, the outnumbered Dutch troops simply opened the gate. The bodies were previously in mass graves.

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