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454 Bodies Recovered from Bosnian Mass Grave


Forensic experts have concluded work on a mass grave in northwestern Bosnia-Herzegovina, exhuming 454 bodies.

An official, Esad Bajramovic, of the Commission on Missing Persons in Bosnia's Muslim-Croat Federation says documents found in the village of Kevljani near the town of Prijedor indicate the victims were Muslim and Croat residents of the area.

He says many of the victims are believed to have been inmates of the notorious Serb-run Omarska and Keraterm prison camps in the Prijedor area. The victims are believed to have been buried in other areas then moved to Kevljani.

United Nations forensic experts have recovered more than 16,000 bodies from more than 300 mass graves in Bosnia. More than 200,000 people were killed in the Bosnian conflict of the early 1990's.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.

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