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Srebrenica Massacre Begins

July 11, 1995

On July 11, 1995, Bosniak civilians fled the Serbian advance on Srebrenica and sought shelter at the UN base north of Srebrenica at Potocari. UN declared Srebrenica a "safe haven," but Bosnian Serb forces launched a new offensive to capture Srebrenica. They killed an estimated 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys, the largest massacre in Europe since the Holocaust.