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Aftermath of Raqqa Bombings by Syrian...
By TTM Contributor 20
01 Dec 2014

27 November 2014 Destruction from recent airstrikes in Raqqa by Syrian Regime warplanes.

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Airstrikes by Assad Regime Kill More ...
Raqqa
By TTM Contributor 20
26 Nov 2014

Raqqa, Syria

November 25, 2014

At least 95 people were killed and 120 injured on Tuesday in a series of airstrikes believed to be carried out by Syrian government forces against civilian neighborhoods in Raqqa, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The airstrikes caused large scale devastation in residential buildings and public squares. A mosque and the local museum were also damaged in the bombing.

Raqqa is the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.

An international coalition led by the United States has launched a bombing campaign against ISIS positions since September.

Eyewitnesses, however, believe that these airstrikes were carried out by the Syrian government’s air force.

The Syrian regime has repeatedly targeted the city with airstrikes since it lost control over it in March 2013

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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Bosnian women are mourning prior to the mass burial in Potocari during the 19th annual commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. In the back the men are praying in front of the coffins of 175 newly identified victims found in mass graves all over the country.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Relatives of Nermin and Samir Selimovic are burying the coffins of the then 19 and 23 year old boys during the 19th anniversary of the annual commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

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Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By Michael Biach
11 Jul 2014

Coffins with victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide are burried during the 19th annual commemoration in Potocari.

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Burial Site Excavation
al-Jafra, Syria
By TTM Contributor 24
10 Jun 2014

Excavation of what is believed to be a burial site for victims of an alleged massacre of civilians by ISIS forces in the al-Jafra area of eastern Deir Ezzour Province in Syria.

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Aleppo massacre.
Aleppo, Syria
By Mahmoud Al Jabali
06 Nov 2013

Massive destruction and a large number of martyrs because the launch of a missile by a plane belonging to the Syrian regime.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
27 Jun 2013

Widowed wife and daughter of Youssef Hamada in the Cairo suburbs of Matariya. Hamada initially managed to escape the attack, but turned back after hearing his comrades scream for help from behind the welded gates. When they broke open, he was crushed under the gates. "The only reason l'm still living is my daughter Gana. She's Youssef's flesh and blood," said his wife.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
27 Jun 2013

Graffiti outside al-Ahly club headquarters in Cairo, showing the number of football fans killed in the Port Said stadium massacre and the ensuing violence. As these deaths threw the political landscape in turmoil, families continue to mourn the loss of 74 sons.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
26 Jun 2013

Father of Ahmed Zakariya, popularily known as 'Ziko', holds a portrait of his son. Ziko, 16, died after being hit on the head with a metal rod. He was a highschool student and an old member of Ultras Ahlawy. "I will never back down until all of those responsible for my son's death are held accountable," said his father.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
25 Jun 2013

Osama Mostafa, who died at the age of 18 in the stadium massacre in Port Said, was a Computer Science student and a member of Ultras Ahlawy.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
25 Jun 2013

Portrait of slain football fan Mohamed Khaled, who died at the age of 15. Khaled was one of the youngest victims in the stadium massacre. He was fatally struck on the head with a metal rod. "He didn't tell me that he was going to the match that day, as he knew I would refuse. I wish I had the chance to hug him before he left," said his mother.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
22 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after they forcibly broke into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Port Said Massacre 2
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
22 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after forcibly breaking into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Port Said Massacre 1
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
21 Jun 2013

Fierce and dedicated football fans of al-Ahly club, Ultras Ahlawy, after they forcibly broke into a Cairo stadium, defying a police-imposed ban to attend matches following the Port Said massacre.

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Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
19 Jun 2013

Parents of slain football fan Mohamed Abdallah hold his portrait in his room. Abdallah, 21, was an engineering student and was supposed to get married in 2013 to his childhood friend following a five-year engagement. "I sold everything to buy a him an apartment for his marriage, but now he's gone," said his mother.

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Port Said Massacre 9
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
19 Jun 2013

Family of slain football fan Mosatafa Metwally, who died at the age of 17. Metwally was a highschool student, and an influential person in Ultras Ahlawy despite his young age.

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Port Said Massacre 8
Cairo, Egypt
By jonathanrashad
18 Jun 2013

Mother of slain football fan Amr Ahmed, popularly known as 'Steef', cries as she holds a portrait of her son. "My son had the chance to leave the stadium, but stayed trying to save his friends," she said. Steef, 26, was an accountant and one of the founders of Ultras Ahlawy. According to forensics, he died due to a rib-cage fracture.