TRUCK DRIVER DISCOVERS MASS GRAVE IN BRATUNAC
Experts say a truck driver discovered a wartime mass grave in eastern Bosnia after dumping gravel at a construction site and seeing human bones in the pile. Prosecutor Emir Ibrahimovic said Wednesday the driver reported his finding in May and led authorities to the site near the town of Bratunac. Since then, witnesses have come forward saying that a significant number of Muslims killed after Serb forces took control of Bratunac at the beginning of Bosnia's 1992-95 war were secretly buried in gravel pit.
Bosnian head of forensic team Murat Hurtic gesture as he shows original location where human bones were found in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac, just outside of Srebrenica on June 9, 2010. (Photo/Amel Emric)
A team of forensic experts started excavations Wednesday and by noon found the remains of at least five people.
In eastern Bosnia, Serb forces expelled or killed the entire Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) population in towns and villages they gained control over in 1992 - three years before the Srebrenica genocide - a policy called ethnic cleansing.