Bosnia: Experts exhume 881 remains from mass grave

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Forensic experts say they have exhumed 881 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre from a mass grave.

Team head Murat Hurtic said Wednesday it held 30 complete 851 partial bodies. The remains were first buried elsewhere and moved by bulldozer later to hide the crime.

The team also exhumed 24 complete and 238 incomplete bodies from a smaller grave nearby -- the 12th in the area.

The number of victims buried along the 7-mile road from Srebrenica to the village of Kamenica will remain unknown until experts assemble remains in 5,000 bags into complete bodies.

Most were victims of Europe's worst mass killing since World War II, when Serb troops overran the United Nations safe zone of Srebrenica and killed some 8,000 Muslim Bosniak men and boys.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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