Prosecutors at the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague believe that around 7,000 of the 8,000 Muslim men and boys who went missing following the fall of Srebrenica were executed as prisoners by Bosnian Serb forces commanded by General Ratko Mladic and buried in mass graves. The remainder were killed when their column was ambushed by Mladic’s troops in what can loosely be described as “combat activities.” They were buried in so-called “surface graves.”
These pages illustrate the fate of different groups of prisoners categorized according to execution site. Click on the links for further details about the prisoners executed at Branjevo State Farm, Kozluk, Petkovci Dam, Orahovac, and Kravica Warehouse. The following pie chart shows the distribution of victims by execution site, according to data published by the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in 2009.
The map below shows the principal execution sites for the killing of Muslim prisoners following the fall of the United Nations “safe area” of Srebrenica in July 1995. The colored markers correspond to the color code used in the chart above. More details on the executions, and the transfer of bodies to a series of “secondary graves” in September-October 1995, are available in the drop-down menu underneath the Evidence heading.
View Srebrenica Execution sites in a larger map