Remembering the Srebrenica massacre, 20 years on


Combination pictures show forensic experts examining human remains at three mass graves of the Srebrenica massacre - (from left) Pilice, Crni Vrh and Budak - and the sites as they look now. On July 11, 1995, towards the end of the Bosnian War,Bosnian Serb forces swept into a United Nations-designated "safe haven”, and took 8,000 Muslim men and boys to be executed in the days that followed. Their bodies were dumped into pits in the surrounding forests. To mark the 20thanniversary of the massacre, Reuters photographer Dado Ruvic identified historic images of the mass graves from the Reuters archive and returned to the locations to photograph the sites today. PHOTOS: REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2015, with the headline 'Remembering the Srebrenica massacre, 20 years on'. Print Edition | Subscribe