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).

25 September, 2011


The Foča massacres, also known as the Foča genocide, were a series of killings in the Bosnian Genocide committed by Serb military, police and paramilitary forces on Bosniak civilians in the Foča region of Bosnia and Herzegovina (including the towns of Gacko and Kalinovik) from April 7, 1992 to January 1994. In a 1997 judgement against Novislav Đajić, the Bavarian Appeals Chamber ruled that the killings in the eastern Bosnian town of Foča in which he was involved in June 1992 were acts of genocide. This act of genocide occurred more than 3 years before the Srebrenica Genocide.

This photographs, obtained by CIA and made publicly available by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, shows the practice of "selective ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia-Herzegovina. On the left-hand side, you can see destroyed Bosniak section of the town, and on the right-hand side undamaged Serb section of the town.

Satellite Photo: Selective Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia. Destroyed Bosniak section of the town of Foca in eastern Bosnia, and totally undamaged Serb section of the town. Photo courtesy: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague. Exhibit P56B, case: Mladic and Karadzic.

The next CIA aerial photograph shows dynamited Bosniak houses after the 1993 Cerska Massacre. This massacre occurred more than 2 years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. In March of 1993, Serbs slaughtered 250 Bosnian Muslim women, children and elderly in Cerska and dynamited their houses. For more on the 1993 Cerska Massacre, consult search/reference material on a sister project - Bosnian Genocide Blog.

Satellite Photo: Serbs dynamited Bosniak houses after slaughtering 250 Bosnian Muslim women, children and elderly in the village of Cerska near Srebrenica in March of 1993.