Siege of Srebrenica

‘It Was Hell’: Dutch Troops Recall Failure to Stop Srebrenica Deaths

The failure of the international community to protect the so-called 'safe zone' of Srebrenica in July 1995 is a black mark in the history of peacekeeping operations across the world.

Much of the controversy that remains today surrounds the debate around the role of the UN and other state actors in not preventing the killings of over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys.

Netherlands ‘10% Responsible’ for Srebrenica Deaths, Dutch Court Rules

The Dutch Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Netherlands was partially liable for the deaths of around 350 Bosniak men who were handed over to Bosnian Serb Army troops on July 13, 1995 by the UN's Dutch Battalion of peacekeepers, based near Srebrenica, and later killed.

Final verdict: The Netherlands partially liable for death of 350 Srebrenica victims

Dutch United Nations peacekeepers are held responsible for evacuating the men from the UN Dutch military base near Srebrenica on July 13, 1995, despite knowing they "were in serious jeopardy of being abused and murdered" by Bosnian Serb forces, this portal says.

‘World’s Biggest Detention Camp’: Srebrenica Before the Genocide

Emir Suljagic fell "hopelessly in love" with his first-ever girlfriend in the summer of 1992, when the place in which he lived at the time - Srebrenica - was under siege.

"I used to walk from Srebrenica to [the nearby village of] Potocari every second day to see her and spend some time with her. I did not mind going back at midnight or 1am during the war," he recalled.

Bosnian Serb Police Chief: Srebrenica Must Not Be Denied

"I will say what others will not. No one has the right to say that this crime did not happen."

These are the words of Goran Saric, the former commander of Republika Srpska's special police brigade, who was acquitted last November by the Bosnian state court of genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995.

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