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    EXPERTS START UNEARTHING BODIES FROM NEW MASS GRAVE FOUND IN BOSNIA Associated Press, 5/10/04 ZAKLOPACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Forensic experts on Monday
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2004
      EXPERTS START UNEARTHING BODIES FROM NEW MASS GRAVE FOUND IN BOSNIA
      Associated Press, 5/10/04

      ZAKLOPACA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Forensic experts on Monday unearthed
      the first remains and clothing of victims from a newly found mass
      grave expected to contain the bodies of 72 Muslims killed in eastern
      Bosnia during the 1992-95 war.

      "We expect to find the remains of 72 victims, at least of them 16 of
      children," Murat Hurtic, a regional head of the Commission for
      Missing Persons, told The Associated Press.

      The excavation site, about the size of a tennis court, was opened on
      Friday in the village of Zaklopaca, near the border with Serbia about
      80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Sarajevo.

      It is believed to contain the remains of Muslims killed by Bosnian
      Serb forces at the beginning of the country's war. Forensic experts
      will be digging as deep as 3.5 meters (12 feet) in some sections to
      find the remains, some of them dismembered.

      Work at the site is expected to last at least a month because the
      exhumation of the grave site is difficult because several tons of
      stones were dumped on top of it from a nearby stone pit in an attempt
      to hide the location, Hurtic said.

      The remains will be taken to a lab in the northern town of Tuzla for
      DNA analysis in an attempt to identify them.

      Most of the remains are believed to be those of Muslims from
      Zaklopaca killed in May 1992 at the beginning of the war. The site is
      a so-called secondary grave, where bodies initially buried elsewhere
      were dumped, Hurtic said...

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