A new mass grave believed to contain dozens of genocide victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has been found in eastern Bosnia, an official said today.
The new grave is the 11th to be discovered in the eastern Bosnian village of Kamenica, near the town of Zvornik, said Murat Hurtic of the Bosnian Missing Persons Commission.
“We have exhumed remains of one person and 38 detached skeleton parts,” he said adding that bullets were also found in the grave.
Hurtic said the exact number of bodies could be established only after DNA analyses.
“We are absolutely sure that these remains belong to Srebrenica victims,” he said.
The exhumation work was expected to continue till the end of next week.Soil probes showed there were at least two more massgraves in the village.
The genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor overran the then U.N.-protected eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, mass murdering some 10,000 Bosnian civilians in Europeâ€™s single worst atrocity since World War II.
The genocide victims were initially buried in a dozen mass graves. But after the release of satellite pictures showing large portions of freshly disturbed ground, the genocidal Serbian fascist aggressor moved them to other locations in order to cover up the crimes.
The body parts of the genocide victims were separated during reburial using bulldozers, and forensic experts have sometimes found parts of a single person buried in three different so-called secondary graves.
The remains of thousands of the genocide victims have been exhumed from about 70 mass graves around Srebrenica, with more than 5,600 Bosnian xivilians identified by DNA analysis.
The Srebrenica massacre has been ruled genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), both based in The Hague,The Netherlands.