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 July, 2012


Photos by: Dado Ruvic.

Lightning is seen during a storm under the Bosnian Genocide Memorial Center in Potocari the night before a mass burial, near Srebrenica July 10, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Bosnian Genocide at Srebrenica will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,372 Bosniak men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two. 

But this was not the only atrocity committed by Serb forces in this part of eastern Bosnia. Srebrenica was under the siege between May 1992 and July 1995. In the first three months of the Bosnian war alone, Serb forces killed at least 3,166 Bosniak women, children and elderly men in and around Srebrenica and adjoining municipalities. All this occurred more than three years before the Srebrenica Genocide.