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Srebrenica massacre

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Srebrenica massacre

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – International Affairs; Map-based Geography question 

In news: 

  • On July 11, 25 years on, commemoration services were held at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery in remembrance of the victims of the massacre. 
  • In July 1995, approximately 8,000 Muslims, mostly men and boys were killed in Srebrenica, by Bosnian Serb forces led by Commander Ratko Mladić. 
  • These killings were later classified as genocide by international tribunals investigating the massacre. 

Do you know? 

  • Srebrenica is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina in south-eastern Europe on Balkan Peninsula. 
  • The Bosnian War that occurred between 1992-1995, witnessed a period of displacement and ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats by the Bosnian Serb army and paramilitary forces. 

Pic: Balkan Peninsula 

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