Skelani massacre

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Skellani massacre
Part of Bosnian War
LocationSkelani, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date16 January 1993
TargetSerbian civilians
Deaths69
Non-fatal injuries
185
PerpetratorsArmy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Skelani massacre refers to the killing of 69 Serbian victims in Skelani near Srebrenica , eastern Bosnia.[1][2] The massacre was committed by the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3]

On 16 January 1993 soldiers of the Bosnian army attacked the village of Skelani.[1][2] 69 people were killed, 185 were wounded.[1][2] Among the victims there were 6 children.[4][2] The youngest victim was Aleksandar Dimitijević who was 4 years old.[4][2] Children were killed by sniper fire.[4][2] 30 people were taken to the camps and there they were tortured.[4][2]

Witnesses to the tragedy claimed that Naser Oric, the Bosnian commander was responsible for the 69 deaths in addition to burning 450 houses an Orthodox church and a cemetery.[5]

Memorial[edit]

In the village of Skelani in 2005 erected a monument for 305 Serbian civilians who were killed during the war (1992–1995).[6] Among the victims were 32 children.[6] 2013 Bosniak presidency member Bakir Izetbegovic laid flowers at the monument to Serbian victims in Skelani.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Skelani: Zločin još bez kazne". Novosti.rs. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Account Suspended". Srebrenica-project.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Цвјетко из Кушића: Правде нема, а ми савијамо главу пред неправдом". Jadovno.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Ni da prebolimo ni da oprostimo". Novosti.rs.
  5. ^ "Orić mi sve pobio, ali istinu ne može". Novosti.rs.
  6. ^ a b c "Скелани - споменик у Скеланима - ФОТО - СРНА". Srna.rs.