DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

09 June, 2010


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)

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.

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.