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65 skulls found so far at mass grave site linked to Bosnian Serb killings

Forensic experts have retrieved the remains of at least 65 victims from a mass grave in central Bosnia, the site of one of the most gruesome crimes of the country's 1992-95 war.

Lejla Cengic from Bosnia's Missing Persons Institute said on Tuesday that remains including 65 skulls have been found since September 7 in the grave at the Koricanske Stijene cliff near Mount Vlasic.

She said they were believed to belong to some of over 220 non-Serb civilians killed there by Bosnian Serb forces on August 21 1992.

Most of those killed were taken from Serb-run detention camps near Prijedor and told they were going for a prisoner exchange.

Only a dozen men survived by falling or jumping down the ravine when the shooting started.

The exhumation work is continuing.


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