06 April 2012

Anniversary: Start of Bosnian War

Yes, it's been 20 years, as the Bosnians mark the 20th anniversary of that civil war.

Bosnia-Hercegovina is marking 20 years since the start of its civil war, a conflict that saw the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.
The conflict began in April 1992 following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
An estimated 100,000 people were killed and nearly half the population were forced from their homes.
A number of events are taking place across the country to remember those who died in the four-year conflict.
The main event to mark the anniversary will be a concert in the capital Sarajevo, where an orchestra will play to thousands of empty chairs.
The concert organiser says that 11,541 empty chairs will be set out - estimated to be the number of those killed during the lengthy siege of Sarajevo by Serb forces.

Watch for more coming....

By: Brant

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