Wounds Remain Unhealed on Anniversary of Srebrenica

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More than 30,000 people gathered on Friday, July 11, to remember the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and attend a funeral for 308 recently identified victims.

The massacre of at least 8,000 Muslim men and boys took place while the entire enclave was under the protection of the United Nations as a "UN safe zone" during the 1992-1995 Balkans conflict.

Soon after troops led by Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic captured Srebrenica, Dutch UN troops left the area, leaving the local Muslim population at the mercy of the Bosnian Serb soldiers.

With the funeral on Friday, the number of victims buried in Potocari, a site just east of Srebrenica, totalled 3,215. The remains of the victims were exhumed from mass graves and identified by DNA analysis.

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