Over 16 bodies exhumed from Sarajevo mass grave

 

The remains of over 16 Muslims, believed to have been killed by Serb forces during Bosnia's 1992-95 war have been exhumed from a mass grave some 50 kilometres south of Sarajevo, an official said.

"We were able to uncover 16 complete bodies but more unattached human remains were also found in the grave," Mr Jasmin Odobasic from the Muslim-led Commission for Missing Persons said.

Mr Odobasic explained underground waters penetrating the grave, hidden inside a natural pit 70-metres deep, had probably washed away some of the remains.

The commission was led to the pit by a Muslim who survived the massacre.

Investigators from the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have been monitoring the exhumation work.

AFP