IN 1993 SERBIAN AIRPLANES BOMBARDED BOSNIAN MUSLIM VILLAGES AROUND SREBRENICA
Testimony by British Army Colonel Pyres Tucker
At the trial of Serbian Gen. Momcilo Perisic, British colonel Pyres Tucker testified that the military planes of Serbia bombarded Bosnian Muslim villages around Srebrenica in 1993 and that the Yugoslav People's Army supplied spare parts and fueld to the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS). Additionally, VRS officers received their sallaries in Belgrade.
He said that the UN military observers stationed in Srebrenica saw the military planes that flew over the River Drina [which is a border between Serbia and Bosnia] and threw bombs on two villages in the Srebrenica enclave and then returned to the Serbian air space. In 1993, he forwarded the information to the UNPROFOR headquarters. (Source: Mladic u Beogradu, Vojska Jugoslavije u Bosni)
Tucker testified that when the UN helicopters landed in Srebrenica in to pick up the wounded in 1993, the fire that was opened on them came from positions ‘north of the river Drina, from Serbia’. Tucker concluded that shells were fired from a large-caliber cannon positioned ‘north of the river Drina, in Serbia’. "The shell could only have come from the ‘Serbian Army command in Belgrade’," Tucker believes. He mentioned another incident when UN military observers located in a hotel on the right bank of the river Drina, in Serbia, reported that they ‘regularly saw cannons on the Serbian side, their barrels trained on Tuzla’. (Source: Artiljerija Bez Granica)
Srebrenica 1992-1995: From 1992-1995 Serbs from heavily militarized villages around Srebrenica had forced approximately 40,000 Bosnian Muslim refugees to live in the Srebrenica ghetto with little or no means of survival. Serb Army stationed around Srebrenica never demilitarized, even though they were required to do so under the 1993 demilitarization agreements. Furthermore, Serbs around Srebrenica had terrorized Srebrenica population by constantly attacking neighbouring Bosnian Muslim villages. In July 1995 the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of Srebrenica and its surrounding area, where they proceeded to perpetrate genocide. Bosnian Serb soldiers separated Bosniak families, forcibly expelled 25,000-30,000 Bosniaks, and summarily executed at least 8,372 Bosnian Muslims - boys, men, and elderly. (Watch Videos)