Balkans | Civilians in besieged Sarajevo became the target of as many massacres as happened in Markale

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Countless massacres have been committed in the capital, Sarajevo, which was besieged during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in which innocent people were brutally murdered.

Sarajevo, which was besieged by Serbian forces for 1425 days, was subjected to bomb and mortar attacks daily, while people were shopping in the market, citizens were waiting in line for water and bread, and children were playing in the schoolyards. The goals of these massacres.

The largest and most brutal massacres in the capital, Sarajevo, took place in the city center. Markali It happened in the market.

The first attack on the market in Markale was made by Serbian forces exactly 29 years ago on February 5, 1994. 68 people lost their lives and 144 others were injured in the market, which was hit by a mortar.

Markali, which still operates as a market today, was the target of mortar attacks on August 28, 1995, in which 43 civilians were killed and 84 injured.

The Markal Market massacres, which were widely covered in the world media with pictures of people who brutally lost their lives and what happened at that time, are still remembered with celebrations held every year.

The victims of the Markale market massacre, in which 68 people will die tomorrow, will be remembered with longing and longing by their relatives on the 29th anniversary of what happened.

Children playing and civilians queuing for water were massacred

In addition to the Markale market, thousands of civilians who were trying to meet their daily needs in besieged Sarajevo lost their lives as a result of the attacks of the Serb forces.

7 children playing on Bakareva Street in Bistrik district on June 26, 1993 died as a result of gunfire from the mountains where the Serbs were stationed.

The mortar shell, which was fired while the citizens gathered for the funeral, resulted in 10 dead and 3 wounded. The crowd gathered at the cemetery in Budakovichi on 12 June 1993 and became another target for the Serbs.

In the Dobrinja 3 district of Sarajevo, the first massacre took place on 1 June 1993 as a result of a mortar shell fired by Serbs. The massacre resulted in the death of 15 civilians, most of them children, and the wounding of 80 others.

On July 12, 1993, the second mortar massacre took place on Hakija Torajlik Street in Donbrenja. This massacre resulted in the killing of 13 civilians who were waiting in line for water, and the wounding of 15 others.

Citizens in the bread line were targeted

On a hot summer day, on May 27, 1992, civilians waiting in bread lines on Vase Miskina Street in Farhadiye were targeted by three mortar shells fired from Serbian positions. In the massacre, which killed 26 people, 108 civilians were wounded.

Civilians on Halacı Street in the historic Ottoman Bazaar in Baskarsija were among the mortar’s casualties. On August 23, 1992, 8 people were killed and 3 others were seriously injured as a result of mortar shells falling in the street.

The Bulgakov Potok area of ​​the Novi Grad municipality of Sarajevo was targeted by howitzers fired by Serbs on 28 September 1992. The mortar that hit Bosnian civilians gathered for the funeral prayers of Fatma Đošić killed 9 people and seriously injured 20.

While 11 civilians who were hit by mortar fire on 30 August 1992 died in the Alipasino Polje market, which is also within the borders of the same municipality, 6 children lost their lives in the second massacre on 22 June 1994, when 3 mortar shells killed The shells hit.

An average of 329 mortar shells were fired at Sarajevo per day.

Sarajevo, which was besieged for 1425 days during the war between 5 April 1992 and 29 February 1996, has become the center of many sufferings and losses.

During the siege, 11,541 civilians, including 1,601 children, were killed in Sarajevo, while more than 50,000 people were injured in the attacks.

It is reported that an average of 329 mortar shells were fired at Sarajevo per day, and it is estimated that more than 500,000 bombs fell during the siege.

The historical and cultural artifacts and infrastructure of Sarajevo, which has hosted many civilizations throughout history, were also damaged during the war.

While the buildings in Sarajevo still bear the scars of the siege, the places where people lost their lives to mortar fire are known as the “Rose of Sarajevo”.


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