Latest Bosnian War News

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

Jul. 19, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Netherlands' highest court said Friday that Dutch United...

Bosnian Muslims mark 1995 massacre of thousands with burials

Jul. 11, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave. Relatives...

Erdogan attends Srebrenica victims commemoration in Bosnia

Jul. 9, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attended a commemoration ceremony in Sarajevo on Tuesday before the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II. The ceremony in front of the...

Thousands in Bosnia march in memory of Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 8, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people joined a peace march on Monday through forests in Bosnia in memory of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. The 100-kilomenter (60-mile) march traces a route taken by Bosnian Muslims while they fled the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica...

Bosnian prosecutors: 12 bodies found in war-era mass grave

Jun. 21, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Bosnia says the remains of 12 people were found in a mass grave from the 1992-95 war that was recently discovered near the capital, Sarajevo. A statement on Friday says DNA samples have been taken to determine the identity of the people whose...

In Bosnia, refugees stuck in a country its own people leave

Jun. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A covered-up landfill in a mine-infested part of a dysfunctional Balkan state whose own people are emigrating in droves might not seem ideal for a refugee camp. But local authorities in Bihac, a Bosnian city of 50,000, had little choice. Still deeply scarred by a brutal...

UN: Bosnia moves migrants to area infested with land mines

Jun. 14, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.N. office in Bosnia said Friday that authorities in the country have transferred 282 migrants who were squatting illegally in the northwestern town of Bihac to a tent camp near an area infested with land mines left over from a 1990s war. U.N. officials said in...

Mass grave in Bosnia presumed to hold Muslim war victims

Jun. 5, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Bosnian says a mass grave has been discovered near the capital of Sarajevo that is presumed to hold the remains of Bosnian Muslims killed during the country's 1992-95 war. A statement the office issued on Wednesday said the mass grave was...

Bosnian war-crimes suspect detained in Romania

May. 29, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police say they have detained a man suspected of war crimes committed in 1992, during the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Police from the regional department in the Black Sea port of Constanta said Wednesday that Zoran Stojcic, a 57-year-old with dual Swedish-Bosnian...