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Ljubija (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубија), is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the Bosanska Krajina region in northwest part of the country. Administratively it belongs to the Prijedor municipality.
In the 19th century Ljubija developed into one of the most important locations for the country's economy due to its iron ore deposits. After World War II Ljubija became one of the largest iron mines in the world which employed more than 5,000 people at any one time. Until 1965 it was governed as a separate municipality, before it was merged with Prijedor by the Yugoslav authorities.
In May 1992, during the Bosnian War, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić ordered the Army of Republika Srpska to cleanse Ljubija of its male population, most of which were transferred to Keraterm, Trnopolje or Omarska concentration camps. The remaining population was harassed and had their houses searched and ransacked. Most inhabitants were forced out of their homes in following months, after being asked to sign documents stating that they agreed to voluntarily give all their possessions to Republika Srpska. After the Dayton Agreement was signed in 1995 Ljubija remained in the Republika Srpska.