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Srebrenica Families to Sue Bosnian Serb Government

Families of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre have announced plans to file suit seeking compensation for the anguish they suffered because of the tragedy.

Munira Subasic, a leader of the Srebrenica Mother's Association, which represents the families, says the group will seek about $2.6 billion from the Bosnian Serb government and from authorities in Serbia and Montenegro. She says the suit will be filed before Bosnia-Herzegovina's State Court, the country's top judicial body.

Wednesday, the Bosnian Serb government apologized to the families of the victims. In a statement, it said it "sympathizes with the pain" of relatives. It also expressed "sincere regret and apologies" over the killings of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica.

The statement added that Bosnian Serb authorities are committed to bringing to justice all those who committed war crimes.