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By DIANE PAUL | July 13, 1995
Srebrenica, a U.N.-designated ''safe area'' in Bosnia, has fallen, and as many as 40,000 people are in flight for their lives, many of them for the second or third time in as many years. The town is virtually deserted except for Serb snipers, who, the Associated Press reports, are ''shooting at anything that moves.''A U.N. official earlier described Srebrenica as a "massive concentration camp,'' with hungry refugees crammed into every available space to shield themselves from Serb gunfire.
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By Kathy Lally | December 19, 2003
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, the retired U.S. general and former NATO commander, testified this week at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, where Slobodan Milosevic faces charges in the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. The session of the United Nations tribunal was closed because of U.S. security concerns, but a transcript of Clark's testimony was released yesterday after review by State Department lawyers. Clark testified that Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader, knew in advance about the massacre.
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By William Pfaff | November 24, 1999
PARIS -- Institutions are not ordinarily given to examinations of conscience. Nor do they often make apologies to those they have failed. Thus, release by the United Nations of results of an internal investigation of its July 1995 conduct at Srebrenica, in Bosnia, was remarkable.It was the more so because Kofi Annan, the current U.N. secretary general, was head of the Bosnian peacekeeping operation at the time of the Bosnian war, and in the direct chain of command that so tragically failed Srebrenica.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 12, 2003
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Eight years after the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnians, doubts have lingered about the degree to which the killings were coldly planned or were improvised in chaos. Most of those killed were unarmed prisoners, boys and men, shot in groups, or sometimes one by one. Among the executioners, only a few foot soldiers have talked about the events that turned Srebrenica - its name means the "place of silver" - into a symbol of a modern European nightmare. No architect of the crime has ever explained in public what was in the killers' minds, or what made them believe that the murderous frenzy was acceptable to their society and to their leaders.
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By New York Times News Service | April 16, 1993
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- United Nations officials said last night that Bosnian defenders were negotiating a surrender to Serbian forces of the besieged Muslim enclave at Srebrenica that would guarantee the safe evacuation of the 60,000 Muslim civilians there and of the beleaguered garrison.The officials said Srebrenica could be in Serbian hands as early as noon today, and at any rate within two or three days, since Bosnian efforts to defend the city appeared to have virtually collapsed.
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By John F. Burns and John F. Burns,New York Times News Service | March 21, 1993
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Nearly 680 Muslims, mor than 100 of them seriously wounded, were evacuated yesterday by United Nations forces from besieged Srebrenica to the relative safety of the Bosnian Muslim-held city of Tuzla.Lt. Gen. Philippe Morillon of France, commander of the U.N. forces in Bosnia, supervised the evacuation and accompanied the convoy of 18 trucks and an ambulance on the first leg of the journey through the siege lines to the neighboring Bosnian Serb-held town of Bratunac.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 12, 2003
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Eight years after the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnians, doubts have lingered about the degree to which the killings were coldly planned or were improvised in chaos. Most of those killed were unarmed prisoners, boys and men, shot in groups, or sometimes one by one. Among the executioners, only a few foot soldiers have talked about the events that turned Srebrenica - its name means the "place of silver" - into a symbol of a modern European nightmare. No architect of the crime has ever explained in public what was in the killers' minds, or what made them believe that the murderous frenzy was acceptable to their society and to their leaders.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 1, 1996
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Marking an important step in the U.S. role in securing Bosnia's peace, American soldiers will provide security to United Nations war crimes investigators this week as they begin examining suspected mass graves, officials said yesterday.Word that U.S. soldiers are about to offer limited support to the gruesome, politically sensitive work beginning tomorrow near the former "safe area" of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina coincided with a visit to the country yesterday by Defense Secretary William J. Perry, who said he fully supports the plan.
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By DAN BERGER | February 1, 1994
Tonya's berth on the Olympic team will be decided by a panel of the U.S. Figure Skating Association that is NOT bound by Oregon rules of evidence. Next question.The State Dept. let Gerry Adams into the country because Senator Moynihan wanted it and he is a god the White House must propitiate if it is to get a health care bill. Next question.The Bosnian Serb militia won't let Dutch troops replace the Canadians in Srebrenica because its mission is to annihilate the Bosnian Muslim population of Srebrenica.
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By DAN BERGER | August 11, 1995
Never again say "Never again." The Holocaust was the model for the Serb captors of Srebrenica.If prevented from marketing to American teen-agers, the cigarette companies can always sell their wares to Third World youth.Jerry Garcia is on his final trip.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Zoran Cirjakovic and Tracy Wilkinson and Zoran Cirjakovic,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 21, 2003
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Draped in green cloth, 107 coffins were passed by outstretched arms yesterday over the heads of families mourning an 8-year-old massacre. The caskets were lowered, one by one, to final burial. Fathers with their sons. Brothers. Cousins. All of them male Muslims between ages 16 and 75. In a solemn ceremony, thousands of Bosnians and their guest of honor, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, dedicated the first official memorial to the more than 7,000 victims of the single bloodiest atrocity in Europe since World War II - a "genocidal madness," as Clinton put it. "History has assigned us a role as witness to human hatred," said Advija Ibrahimovic, who was 10 when her father was taken from her and led to his death, in opening the ceremony.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 2003
PARIS - Prosecutors at the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic have produced what may prove to be crucial evidence in support of their case that the former Yugoslav president is guilty of genocide in Bosnia. A document, the first of its kind to be presented in the United Nations war crimes tribunal, is an order from the Bosnian Serb interior minister, Tomislav Kovac, instructing the special police to move into Srebrenica just days before forces under Bosnian Serb command began the execution of more than 7,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys.
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April 21, 2002
The World After meeting with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, who had just returned from the Middle East, President Bush called Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "a man of peace," though he has defied Bush's demand to withdraw troops from the entire West Bank. Sharon took troops from Jenin and Nablus but says they will remain in Ramallah and Bethlehem. Israeli forces captured Marwan Barghouti, a leader of the Palestinian Fatah movement. Korean rescuers found 39 survivors of the crash of an Air China Boeing 767 outside Pusan.
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By William Pfaff | November 24, 1999
PARIS -- Institutions are not ordinarily given to examinations of conscience. Nor do they often make apologies to those they have failed. Thus, release by the United Nations of results of an internal investigation of its July 1995 conduct at Srebrenica, in Bosnia, was remarkable.It was the more so because Kofi Annan, the current U.N. secretary general, was head of the Bosnian peacekeeping operation at the time of the Bosnian war, and in the direct chain of command that so tragically failed Srebrenica.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 13, 1998
KAMENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Deep in a remote rural stretch of Bosnia, war crimes investigators yesterday found a tangle of buried bodies that they say are some of the 7,500 Muslim men hidden in an effort to thwart the prosecution of Bosnian Serb leaders for genocide.Investigators for the war-crimes tribunal contend that thousands of Muslims originally were buried near the Srebrenica execution sites, then dug up by earthmovers and moved to more than 10 places to hide the evidence.Exhumations in 1996 recovered 480 bodies.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 10, 1997
SARAJEVO, Bosnia -- Not a single Muslim is believed to live in the eastern Bosnian city of Srebrenica. Thousands fled, or were killed, when Bosnian Serb gunmen seized the enclave more than two years ago in what human rights officials call Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.But, based on municipal election results released yesterday, Srebrenica has voted for a city council with a Muslim majority.Victory by Muslim candidates in Srebrenica, and in several other eastern Bosnian municipalities purged violently of non-Serbs, was made possible because refugees were allowed to cast ballots in races in their prewar hometowns.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Zoran Cirjakovic and Tracy Wilkinson and Zoran Cirjakovic,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 21, 2003
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Draped in green cloth, 107 coffins were passed by outstretched arms yesterday over the heads of families mourning an 8-year-old massacre. The caskets were lowered, one by one, to final burial. Fathers with their sons. Brothers. Cousins. All of them male Muslims between ages 16 and 75. In a solemn ceremony, thousands of Bosnians and their guest of honor, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, dedicated the first official memorial to the more than 7,000 victims of the single bloodiest atrocity in Europe since World War II - a "genocidal madness," as Clinton put it. "History has assigned us a role as witness to human hatred," said Advija Ibrahimovic, who was 10 when her father was taken from her and led to his death, in opening the ceremony.
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By DAN BERGER | April 19, 1993
As Bill was saying to Kiichi: "Psst, buddy, y'got $49 billion?"Cheer up. Baseball is back in Memorial Stadium.The President Street Station is going to be restored for $900,000. It would be a perfect hot dog stand.Peace in Bosnia is almost at hand, just as soon as the Serbs have cleaned out Srebrenica and Sarajevo and moved Serbs into the Muslims' houses.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 26, 1996
BERLIN -- War crimes investigators in Bosnia might never be able to exhume bodies from the mass graves of Srebrenica unless reluctant NATO forces press for mine-clearing operations and provide more security, investigation sources say.It is a shortcoming that could weaken genocide cases against Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Gen. Ratko Mladic, among others.Forensic investigators for the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia had hoped to begin digging up bodies this summer at several of about a dozen sites near Srebrenica, locations where up to 8,000 Bosnian Muslims are believed to have been massacred by Bosnian Serb forces in July.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 1, 1996
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Marking an important step in the U.S. role in securing Bosnia's peace, American soldiers will provide security to United Nations war crimes investigators this week as they begin examining suspected mass graves, officials said yesterday.Word that U.S. soldiers are about to offer limited support to the gruesome, politically sensitive work beginning tomorrow near the former "safe area" of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina coincided with a visit to the country yesterday by Defense Secretary William J. Perry, who said he fully supports the plan.
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