Cerska

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Cerska
Церска
Cerska is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cerska
Cerska
Coordinates: 44°09′00″N 19°01′12″E / 44.15000°N 19.02000°E / 44.15000; 19.02000Coordinates: 44°09′00″N 19°01′12″E / 44.15000°N 19.02000°E / 44.15000; 19.02000
Country  Bosnia
Entity Republika Srpska
Population (1991)
 • Total 1,409
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Cerska is a small town in the municipality of Vlasenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina located 12 kilometers from the town of Vlasenica itself and 11 km from the Serbian border.

According to the 1991 census, Cerska had a total population of 1,409[1] out of which 99% were Bosniaks and the remainder Serbs and Yugoslavs.

During the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina the village found itself in the Srebrenica enclave. However in early March 1993 the Serb army overran the area expelling the population west to Tuzla and east to Srebrenica.[2] In 1995 when the Srebrenica enclave was overrun many of the people who were killed in the ensuing Srebrenica massacre were killed in and around Cerska, as it was on the way to Tuzla which is where the majority of survivors fled to.

Following the war several mass graves were discovered in the area.[3]

Mass murderer Sulejman Talović was born in Cerska on October 6, 1988.

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