Wednesday 21 February 2018

65 skulls found so far at mass grave site linked to Bosnian Serb killings

The killings took place during the conflict in Bosnia
The killings took place during the conflict in Bosnia

Forensic experts have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.

Lejla Cengic from Bosnia's Missing Persons Institute said on Tuesday that remains including 65 skulls have been found since September 7 in the grave at the Koricanske Stijene cliff near Mount Vlasic.

She said they were believed to belong to some of over 220 non-Serb civilians killed there by Bosnian Serb forces on August 21 1992.

Most of those killed were taken from Serb-run detention camps near Prijedor and told they were going for a prisoner exchange.

Only a dozen men survived by falling or jumping down the ravine when the shooting started.

The exhumation work is continuing.


Press Association

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