Bosnia buries Srebrenica victims
The remains of 534 newly-identified Bosniak Muslim victims of the Srebrenica massacre have been buried 14 years after the event, BBC reported.
Some 8,000 Bosniak Muslims, mainly men and boys, were killed by Bosnian Serbs near the town of Srebrenica in 1995 and buried in mass graves.
About 5,000 of the victims have been identified to date.
Thousands of mourners attended the ceremony, an annual reminder of the Bosniak Muslims' suffering in the war.
At the Potocari memorial cemetery just outside Srebrenica, in eastern Bosnia, victims' names were read out as coffins wrapped in green cloth were passed through the crowd.
"Although we were desperately searching for his remains for years, it was so hard to receive a telephone call telling us that my father had been identified," Nurveta Guster, 27, told AFP news agency.
"I saw him for the last time at our house in Srebrenica. He left with other men through the woods trying to escape."
Ranging in age from 14 to 72, most of the victims were found in secondary mass graves where they had been moved from initial burial sites in a bid by Serb troops to cover up war crimes.
The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled that the Srebrenica massacre was an act of genocide.
The court is currently trying former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic on genocide charges. He was arrested in 2008, but denies his guilt.
Gen Ratko Mladic, who led the Bosnian Serb troops involved in the killings, remains in hiding. He is said to be in Serbia.
Serbian President Boris Tadic has said his country is doing all it can to track him down and send him to The Hague.
The Bosniak people, most of whom are Muslims, first settled in Bosnia in the Middle Ages