THE COVER-UP OF THE MASS GRAVE

A woman's body lies in a mass grave
Dutchbat, the mass grave and the coverup – part II

During the fall of Srebrenica in 1995, the bodies of at least five adults and two babies were laid in a large ditch, somewhere on the base of the Dutch Battalion of UN peacekeepers — known as “Dutchbat”. Where exactly, no one knows any more. Survivors and former soldiers are now demanding an explanation from the Dutch State. “I can’t stop thinking of my lost child.”

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THE FALL OF SREBRENICA

Dutchbat in Srebrenica in 1995
Dutchbat, the mass grave and the coverup – part I

On 11 July 1995 the Srebrenica enclave is overwhelmed by Bosnian-Serb troops led by General Ratko Mladic. The Muslim women are separated from the men. An estimated 8,000 Muslim men are then murdered and dumped in mass graves. Dutchbat digs its own mass grave. Where exactly, no one knows any more. “Two Dutchbatters took away my baby in a cardboard box. Where is her grave?”

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