Two new mass graves containing the bodies of Bosniaks who were killed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been discovered in the east of the country, Bosnia’s Institute for Missing Persons (INO) reported.
The mass graves were discovered on Thursday and Friday on Mount Romanija in Sokolac municipality and near Sekovici, east of Tuzla.
The first mass grave, near the village of Becari in Sokolac municipality, is presumed to contain the bodies of Bosniaks from surrounding villages, as well as from Srebrenica, killed at the beginning of the 1992-1995 war.
The mass grave near the village of Bisina in Sekovici municipality, east of Tuzla, is in fact a natural cave that is more than 30 metres deep. It is filled with the remains of Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica killed in the summer of 1995.
The 1995 Srebrenica genocide resulted in ethnic cleansing of 25,000-30,000 people, including summary killings of at least 8,372 Bosniaks – men, boys, and children.