Bosnians Rebury Remains of 400 Srebrenica Massacre Victims

Created: 2013-07-10 05:53 EST

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Bosnians pay their final respects as the remains of 409 Srebrenica victims are taken away for proper burial.

Each year on July 11, the anniversary of the 1995 massacre, the bodies of those identified over the past year are buried at a memorial center.

Eighteen years after 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered by Bosnian-Serb forces, remote mass graves are still being found.

On board the trucks carrying the remains, says this woman, is her son - only two of his bones recovered.

Identification is difficult as many of the bodies were broken up by excavators that bulldozed them into mass graves, while others were moved and hidden in secondary locations.

[Fatima Dautbasic]:
"All we want to know is where their bodies are, so we can visit their graves. When I visit their graves it takes me more than a week to see all those I lost."

Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic, who played a major role in the capture of Srebrenica, was arrested in Serbia in 2011 after 16 years on the run.

He's on trial at the Hague charged with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.