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The 18th Anniversary of the Genocide at Srebrenica

Thursday, July 11, 2013 marks the 18-year anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica. During the 1992-1995 civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srebrenica was one of a few Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) enclaves in Bosnian Serb-controlled eastern Bosnia. In 1993, the UN declared the town a safe haven and deployed peacekeeping forces to protect and demilitarize it. They did neither.

In the days after the town fell in July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army systematically murdered some 8,000 Bosniak men and boys, in what international tribunals have subsequently ruled to be acts of genocide.

This timeline details Bosnian Serb Army General Ratko Mladic’s movements and actions in Srebrenica in the crucial period between July 11 and July 15, 1995. He has since been indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide and is currently standing trial at The Hague.

You can visit our website to learn more about this genocide and the deadly conflict that took place in the former Yugoslavia.