The remains of around 100 people believed to have been Muslims killed early in the Bosnian 1992-95 war have been unearthed from a lake bed on the border between Bosnia and Serbia, forensic experts said on Tuesday.
“We have unearthed a total of 396 skeletal remains which belong to at least 97 bodies,” said Amor Masovic, the head of Bosnia’s Missing Persons Institute.
The victims, believed to be some of the 1,000 Bosnian Muslims who went missing from the eastern town of Visegrad in 1992, were found in a joint effort by Bosnian and Serbian forensic experts during a two-and-a-half month operation.
His team, along with representatives of the Kosovo commission for missing persons, has also been looking for Kosovo Albanians killed by Serbian forces during NATO bombings in 1999. The bodies were put in a refrigerator truck and thrown in the same lake.
Some 14,000 people are still missing from the Balkan wars of the 1990s, 10,000 of them in Bosnia.