In Srebrenica, in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, the coffins of 30 victims of the 1995 genocide have been transported, wrapped in green cloth, to the Potocari Memorial Cemetery, where they will be buried.
The bodies of the victims, who will be buried on the 28th anniversary of the genocide, in which no less than 8,372 Bosnian civilians were killed on their shoulders, were brought to the cemetery on their shoulders from the old battery factory used as a base. United Nations soldiers at war.
Emotional moments passed when the coffins, which had been brought to Potocari on July 8 and remained in the old factory building for the night, were carried to the cemetery on their shoulders. Many relatives of the victims and witnesses of the massacre were praying as the bodies passed by and could not hold back their tears.
The youngest to be buried was 15 years old when he was killed.
The 30 identified and killed victims of the genocide will be buried in Srebrenica after funeral prayers which will be held at a later date.
It was recorded that the youngest of the 30 victims buried on the 28th anniversary of the genocide was Elvir Salcinović who was 15 years old when he was killed, and the oldest victim was Nazir Muminović who was killed at the age of 65.
The number of those given land will increase to 6 thousand 751
After the occupation of Srebrenica by Serbian forces led by Ratko Mladić on 11 July 1995, Bosniak civilians who had taken refuge with Dutch soldiers inside the UN were handed over to the Serbs.
Allowing women and children to pass into the area under the control of Bosnian soldiers, the Serbs killed at least 8,372 Bosnian men in forest areas, factories, and warehouses. The Bosnian dead were buried in mass graves.
After the war, the victims whose bodies were found were buried in mass graves in an effort to find the missing in a ceremony held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on 11 July each year after their identification.
While there are 6,721 graves of genocide victims at Potocari Memorial Cemetery, that number will rise to 6,751 on July 11.
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