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534 victims of Bosnia massacre buried

July 12, 2009 at 1:28 AM
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SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 12 (UPI) -- About 20,000 mourners attended a funeral for 534 recently identified victims of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.

Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,000 men and boys in 1995 and dumped them in mass graves. The remains re-buried Saturday were those identified during the past year, Deutsche Welle reported.

"The genocide was so horrific, it is difficult for me to find words to do it justice," said Zumra Sehomerovic, a member of one of the groups trying to ensure proper burials for the victims. "This worst genocide since (World War II) was committed in full view, for the entire world to see. Everyone could observe what happened here."

Munevera Begic, who was 14 in 1995, described being separated from her father. He was taken away.

Caskets with the remains of the victims were carried by hand to the cemetery.

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