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Forensics work to identify remains in Bosnia; burial ceremony for victims next week

Coming up on 16 years ago, Bosnian Serb forces stormed a UN safe enclave, killing thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica, Bosnia.  It's shocking, and amazing to me that forensics are still working to identify victims, even a decade and a half later.  A burial ceremony will be held on July 11, 2011.

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Senior forensic anthropologist Dragana Vucetic, of the International Commission for Missing Persons , compare human bones during a process of association and identification of human remains, exhumed from mass graves and identified by DNA, in the identification center in Tuzla, about 85 miles north of Sarajevo, Bosnia on July 7. About 3000 bags with body remains wait in the Tuzla identification center. More than 7,000 people were killed in five days during the fall of the UN safe enclave of Srebrenica, and bodies have been found scattered in dozens of mass graves. A burial ceremony for 614 victims will be held on July 11, 2011, in Potocari, on the 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica tragedy when Bosnian Serb forces stormed the enclave and systematically killed thousands of Bosnian Muslims.

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Bosnian worker Ermin Nuhanovic carries bags of body remains.

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Bosnian Muslim woman Nura Beganovic from Srebrenica sits below a wall plastered with photographs of missing people of the Srebrenica massacre at the 'Union of Srebrenica Women' in Tuzla, Bosnia.

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