Mass grave found in Croatia


Forensic experts on Monday exhumed ten bodies believed to be those of Croat civilians executed during the 1991 war with rebel minority Serbs, local news agencies reported. There could be two more mass graves, but exhumations could not be carried out because the area had not been cleared of mines.


(30.08.2005)

The remains were unearthed near a cemetery in the eastern town of Okucani. All victims were civilians, including three women, that witnesses said had been held by Croatian Serbs in a police station used as a detention camp.

Croatian officials said at least two more mass graves could be in the same region, but exhumations could not be carried out because the area had not been cleared of mines. It was the 141st mass grave found in Croatia since fighting ended in 1995. More than 1,110 people remain unaccounted for since the war, which claimed the lives of more than 10,000 Croats.

Von: 30 August 2005, http://www.isn.ethz.ch

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