Tuesday 20 August 2019

Funeral service held for 86 Muslims killed by Serbs

The victims were aged between 19 and 61.

Relatives and friends of the victims gathered at a football stadium in Kozarac near the town of Prijedor (Almir Alic/AP)
Relatives and friends of the victims gathered at a football stadium in Kozarac near the town of Prijedor (Almir Alic/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Several thousand people have attended a funeral service in northwestern Bosnia for 86 Muslims who were killed by Serbs in one of the worst atrocities of the country’s 1992-95 war.

Relatives of the victims, religious leaders and others gathered on Saturday at a football stadium near the town of Prijedor, standing solemnly behind lines of coffins draped with green cloths in Muslim tradition.

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A coffin is carried during the funeral (Almir Alic/AP)

The victims were aged between 19 and 61. They were among some 200 Bosnian Muslims and Croats from Prijedor who were executed in August 1992 on a cliff on Mt Vlasic known as Koricanske Stijene.

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has sentenced several ex-Bosnian Serb policemen for the slaughter.

More than 3,000 non-Serbs were killed in Prijedor during the war.

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