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Srebrenica 26
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Mined area near Srebrenica. On July 11th, 1995, when Bosnian Serb troops led by Ratko Mladic stormed through the UN peacekeeping enclave, hundreds of inhabitants decided to flee through the woods. Many of them were killed or captured.

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Srebrenica 27
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Human remains found in a mined area near Srebrenica.

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Srebrenica 28
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Human remains found in a mined area near Srebrenica.

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Srebrenica 29
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Human remains and a key of a missing person found in a mined area near Srebrenica.

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Srebrenica 30
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Deminer from Norwegian People's Aid demining the area around Srebrenica where hundreds of inhabitants tried to flee through enemy lines on July 11, 1995 when Bosnian Serb troops stormed trough the UN peacekeeping enclave. Deminers are trying to find human remains to identify missing persons.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A deminer from Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) holding human remains found during demining activities in the Srebrenica area.

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Srebrenica 32
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Deminers from Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) are finding human bones and clothings of thoses who died while trying to flee through enemy lines after Bosnian Serb troops stormed Srebrenica on July 11, 1995.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Human remains and clothings found during demining activities by Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) in Srebrenica area. After the enclave had been stormed by Bosnian Serb troops hundreds of people tried to escape through mined area.

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Srebrenica 34
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Human remains found in a mined area near Srebrenica. After Bosnian Serb troops stormed the enclave hundreds tried to flee through enemy lines and were captured or killed.

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Srebrenica 35
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Newly found human bones were marked. Soon they will be covered until they got collected by ICMP for identification process.

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Srebrenica 36
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A deminer from Norwegian People's Aid is clearing a lot in Srebrenica area.

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Srebrenica 37
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A deminer from NPA showing clothings found during demining activities in the Srebrenica area.

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Srebrenica 38
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A deminer from NPA showing clothings found during demining activities in the Srebrenica area.

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Srebrenica 39
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A wallet from a missing person found during demining activities. ICMP is collecting all clothings and human remains in order to identify missing persons.

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Srebrenica 40
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A toothbrush from a missing person found during demining activities. ICMP is collecting all clothings and human remains in order to identify missing persons.

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Srebrenica 41
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

Zijad Ibrić who fled the enclave on Juy 11th, 1995 through enemy lines and survived. He is now working as a deminer in the region where he is also finding human remains of those who didn't make it through.

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Srebrenica 42
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

New roads had to be build in order to enter the mined area around Srebrenica to start demining activities and search for human remains.

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Srebrenica 43
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
24 Apr 2015

A young Bosnian woman is walking next to some of the tombstones at the Potocari memorial cemetary.

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Srebrenica 03
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Bosnian women mourn at the coffin of a relative prior to the mass burial at Potocari on the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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Srebrenica 04
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

In the mortuary of Tuzla’s Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) rest several hundred body bags with the remains of victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The dead have been identified through DNA analysis but not yet all of their remains have been found. Sometimes family members of the killed victims decide to wait to hold a burial until all bones have been excavated. The identification process is complicated by the fact that in the days and weeks following the Srebrenica massacre ‘primary mass graves’ were unearthed and the remains buried in many different ‘secondary mass graves’ to cover tracks.

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Srebrenica 05
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Human remains from a secondary mass grave. Forensic anthropologists from Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) have tried to extract DNA from the bones and connect it to blood samples in ICMP’s databank. Until now they didn’t find a match. Sometimes it is not easy to extract enough intact DNA from bones, and often identification is not possible because of the lack of blood samples from relatives.

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Srebrenica 10
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Dragana Vučetić, Senior Forensic Anthropologist at the International Comitee for Missing Persons (ICMP), with human remains from a Srebrenica-massacre related ‘secondary mass grave’. For four years now ICMP has tried to extract DNA and connect it to blood samples in their databank. Until now they didn’t find a match. Sometimes it is not easy to extract DNA from bones, often identification is not possible because of the lack of blood samples from relatives.

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Srebrenica 07
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Dragana Vučetić, Senior Forensic Anthropologist at the International Comitee for Missing Persons (ICMP), with human remains from a Srebrenica-massacre related ‘secondary mass grave’. For four years now, ICMP has tried to extract DNA and connect it to blood samples in their databank. Until now they didn’t find a match. Sometimes it is not easy to extract DNA from bones, and often identification is not possible because of the lack of blood samples from relatives.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Blood samples store in Tuzla's Identification Coordination Division (ICD). Identification of missing persons with DNA tests is only possible if a blood reference sample of a close relative is available. ICMP and ICD have made numerous campaigns to encourage relatives of war victims (many of them already living in diaspora abroad) to give blood samples to make identification possible.

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Srebrenica 21
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

In the mortuary of Tuzla’s Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) rest several hundred body bags with the remains of victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The dead have been identified through DNA analysis but not yet all of their remains have been found. Family members of the killed victims have decided to hold a burial until all bones have been excavated. The identification process is a complicated one because in the days and weeks following the Srebrenica massacre, perpetrators unearthed ‘primary mass graves’ and scattered the remains in many different ‘secondary mass graves’ to cover their tracks.

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Srebrenica 22
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

A team member of Tuzla's Identification Coordination Division (ICD) shows a bone sample taken from a mass grave near Bosanski Brod. He will soon try to extract DNA from the bone and hopefully the sample will match with a blood sample given by a relative of a missing person to be identified. Identification of missing persons with DNA tests is only possible if a blood reference sample of a close relative is available. ICMP and ICD have made numerous campaigns to encourage relatives of war victims (many of them already living in diaspora abroad) to give blood samples to make identification possible.

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Srebrenica 23
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

A team member of Tuzla's Identification Coordination Division (ICD) is working on a blood sample taken from a relative of a missing person and extracting DNA for further identification process. Identification of missing persons with DNA tests is only possible if a blood reference sample of a close relative is available. ICMP and ICD have made numerous campaigns to encourage relatives of war victims (many of them already living in diaspora abroad) to give blood samples to make identification possible.

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Srebrenica 24
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

A team member of Tuzla's Identification Coordination Division (ICD) shows a blood sample taken from a relative of a missing persons. Identification of missing persons with DNA tests is only possible if a blood reference sample of a close relative is available. ICMP and ICD have made numerous campaigns to encourage relatives of war victims (many of them already living in diaspora abroad) to give blood samples to make identification possible. "We have received blood samples even from Australia" says Edin Jasaragic, ICD's managing director.

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Srebrenica 25
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
19 Aug 2014

Staff members of Tuzla's Identification Coordination Division (ICD) try to match blood samples of relatives from Bosnian war victims with samples from exhumed bones from mass graves.

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Srebrenica 06
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
18 Aug 2014

Human remains from a recently discovered secondary mass grave. The bones belong to various victims and are not yet identified.

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Srebrenica 01
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

A mother is weeping at her son’s grave minutes after the burial at the 19th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide where 175 newly identified victims have been laid to rest.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Men carry coffins during the commemoration at the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide where 175 newly identified victims were buried.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

A woman is fainting and another is weeping during the burial of a close relative at the 19th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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Srebrenica 09
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Women mourn while one faints as her son is buried during the 19th anniversary of the annual commemoration of 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

In the years following the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica - years before DNA identification was accurate - ICMP has produced two books with clothings and valuables found with/next to vicitms in mass graves so that relatives were able to identify their loved ones. Today identification process is only done by DNA tests (match of blood and bone samples).

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Srebrenica 12
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

A Bosnian man is mourning over the grave of a close relative from 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Coffins with newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are carried to their burial sites.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

The town of Srebrenica, nowadays mostly inhabited by Bosnian Serbs but also by muslim Bosniaks. During the Bosnian war the town became an enclave under UN protection. Nevertheless Bosnian Serb military invaded the enclave. The UN did not protect the civilians. At least 8.372, nearly all of the unarmed civilians, where systematically executed. Today an orthodox church lies next to a mosque.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

During this year's annual commemoration 175 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide were buried. A Bosnian woman is mourning at the coffin of a relative prior to the mass burial at Potocari.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Relatives of victims of the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica are waling in front of the former UN barracks in Potocari, the place where thousands of Bosniaks tried to seek shelter from Bosnian Serb forces under Ratko Mladic. The UN was not able to protect the refugees who were take away by paramilitars and army personal to be executed. 8.372 people were killed after the enclave of Srebrenica fell, nearly all of the unarmed civililans who were systemetically executed.