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).

11 April, 2010


Serbia's Declaration on Srebrenica admits 8,000 Bosniak victims and apologizes for the 1995 crime in Srebrenica as determined by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which classified the massacre as Genocide. Please note: The killings in and around Srebrenica started in 1992 (three years before the genocide) when Serb forces destroyed hundreds of Bosniak villages around Srebrenica and murdered nearly 1,000 Bosniaks in the municipality. The 1995 genocide was simply a culmination of horrendous massacres that Serb forces had been committing against the Bosniak people from 1992 to 1995. Imran Garda of Al Jazeera asks: Is Serbia's apology an attempt to improve its chances of joining the EU?