SIEGE OF SREBRENICA: BACK TO 1992 WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Guest Post: Daniel Toljaga
The following is a rare footage from the besieged Srebrenica that I unearthed from the court database of the Hague Tribunal. The footage was taken in August of 1992. It shows Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the besieged enclave of Srebrenica hiding in the woods from Serb forces that destroyed surrounding Bosnian Muslim villages.
The above video is a good compliment to my Prelude to the Srebrenica Genocide: Mass murder and ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks in the Srebrenica region during the first three months of the Bosnian War (April-June 1992). I also recommend Tony Birtley’s reporting from the besieged Srebrenica (1993), which I re-published (with author’s permission) in three segments:
2. Desperation and Resistance in Pre-Genocide Srebrenica – Tony Birtley, part 2/3
3. Scenes from Hell in Pre-Genocide Srebrenica – Tony Birtley, part 3/3