Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia - 2018/07/11
Thousands of Bosnian Muslims have gathered in Srebrenica on the 23rd anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II to hold prayers and attend the funeral for 35 recently identified victims.
Srebrenica was a UN protected, Muslim-populated town in eastern Bosnia besieged by Serb forces throughout the war.
Serb troops overran the enclave and executed 8,000 men and boys within a few days.
Political Sciences student Ismail Cidic told Radio Islam that scores of people gather in the Srebrenica centre to pay tribute to the thousands that lost their lives.
“We look at our brothers, sisters, mothers and father who have been through all of this 23 years ago, and we try to put ourselves in that position, so July is a very sad month, it is very painful.”
According to reports former Bosnian Serb army Commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced by a U.N. war crimes tribunal to life in prison for masterminding Serb atrocities throughout the war that left 100,000 dead.
He is currently appealing the verdict at the tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.
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