Saturday, November 17, 2007


KAMENICA, Bosnia (November 17,2007) — Bosnian forensics experts working at a mass grave located in the eastern Bosnian village of Kamenica have exhumed remains of 454 Bosnian civilians murdered by the genocidal Serbian aggressor in 1995,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia,Bosnian officials said yesterday.

The site is the ninth mass grave discovered in the village of Kamenica in eastern Bosnia. Another 100 bodies of the genocide victims are expected to be exhumed at the site, said Emir Ibrahimovic, a prosecutor from the eastern Bosnian city of Tuzla. The team has been working at the mass grave for three weeks.

Most of the remains recovered,those of 394 genocide victims,were incomplete.The remains of genocide victims were heavily damaged, a typical feature of "secondary" mass graves to which genocide victims' bodies were moved by the Serbian aggressor from an original burial site in an attempt to hide a crime.

Much of the moving in this case was done with bulldozers, which complicates the identification process because parts of the same body are sometimes found in two or even three different mass graves.

Along with the remains, Ibrahimovic said his team found documents indicating the genocide victims were murdered in the Srebrenica massacre, which were Europe's worst mass murder since World War II.

The genocidal Serbian aggressor overran in 1995 the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica , which the United Nations had declared a safe zone, and mass murdered as many as 10,000 Bosnian civilians.

Forensics teams have been uncovering mass graves throughout Bosnia in recent years, collecting the remains of genocide victims and extracting DNA to be matched with family members. Once a match is found, the body is returned to the family for burial.

Of the 3,500 bodies of genocide victims from Srebrenica excavated so far, 2,500 have been identified through DNA and some 2,000 buried in a cemetery in the Srebrenica suburb of Potocari. That is where the victims were last seen alive before being rounded up by the genocidal Serbian aggressor and taken to be executed.

Another 5,000 incomplete remains of genocide victims from Srebrenica,found in nearly 60 mass graves around Srebrenica,are still waiting to be identified.

A team from the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) inspects personal ID's found during exhumation at a mass-grave site in a remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, 90 kms north east of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.So far forensic experts recovered 454 body remains of genocide victims in this mass grave.All of exhumed bodies are believed to be those of Bosnian civilians from Srebrenica mass murdered in July 1995 by the genocidal Serbian aggressor,during the Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

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