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16 years on, work continues to identify Srebrenica victims

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A forensic expert from the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) works on trying to identify the remains of a victim of the Srebrenica massacre, at the ICMP centre near Tuzla, Bosnia on June 1.

The painstaking task of identifying the victims of the Srebrenica massacre continued today, almost 16 years after 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in the Bosnian town. The work is carried out by the International Commission on Missing Persons, an organization established to support the Dayton Peace Agreement that ended the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was handed over to U.N. officials in the Hague yesterday after being extradited from Serbia. Mladic faces charges of genocide and other war crimes for atrocities committed by soldiers under his command, including the events of July 1995 in Srebrenica. Read the indictment (link opens a PDF document).

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