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Thousands march in Bosnia to mark 1995 Srebrenica genocide as ethnic tensions linger on


Associated Press

NEZUK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A solemn peace march has started through forests in eastern Bosnia in memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II. The annual 100-kilometer (60-mile) march on Saturday retraces a route taken by thousands of men and boys from the Bosniak ethnic group, made up primarily of Muslims, who were slaughtered as they tried to flee Srebrenica after it was captured by Bosnian Serb forces late in the 1992-95 war. The march is part of several events preceding the commemorations on the actual date of the massacre on July 11. The event comes as ethnic tensions persist, with Bosnian Serbs continuing to push for independence.

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