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Muslim, Croat body remains found in Bosnia

  |   Aug. 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Forensic experts have uncovered the remains of about 50 people allegedly killed by Bosnian Serbs on Mount Vlasic, northwest Bosnia, in 1992, officials said.

The experts pulled out the remains, mostly incomplete skeletons of non-Serbs, from a 660-foot deep ravine near Prijedor, northwest Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Serbian news agency Tanjug reported Wednesday.

The experts will take samples for a DNA analysis to identify the victims, Amor Masovic, of the Bosnian institute for search of missing people, told Tanjug.

On Aug. 21, 1992, Bosnian Serb police units from Prijedor herded at least 200 non-Serbs, assuming they were Bosnia's Muslims and Croats, to the edge of the Koricanske Stijene ravine on Mount Vlasic and shot them from automatic weapons, the report said

The victims were dropping down from the edge into the ravine, Tanjug said.

The former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina was the site of ethnic wars between Bosnia's Serbs, Croats and Muslims from 1992-95.

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