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This study provides a brief background of the events that led to the outbreak of war in Bosnia and

Prelude to the Srebrenica Genocide - mass murder and ethnic cleansing of Bosniaks in the Srebrenica region during the first three months of the Bosnian War (April-June 1992) | Official Blog of Daniel cudgels
I thank the following friends house cleaning and colleagues who have valuable comments and constructive criticism house cleaning contributed to the successful completion of this study: Prof. Besim Ibisevic, a historian and former mayor of Srebrenica, etc. Marko Attila Hoare, Kingston University London, Professor. David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University, Mr. Kirk Johnson, a public librarian, Prince William County Public Library System, Mrs. Elma Zahirović, house cleaning Research and Documentation Center in Sarajevo, BA. Emir Ramic, Institute for the Research of Genocide, Canada; Haris Salih, MPA, a candidate for the Ph.D., President of the Congress of North American Bosniaks. Thank you all.
M ore than three years before the Srebrenica genocide, Serbian nationalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina - with logistical, moral and financial house cleaning support house cleaning of Serbia and the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) - destroyed 296 Bosniak-Muslim [1] in the surrounding villages of Srebrenica, forcibly expelled 70,000 Bosniaks from their homes and systematically massacring at least 3,166 Bosniaks, including women, children and the elderly. That these massacres should serve as a warning to the international community on the prospect of genocide when the United house cleaning Nations enclave fell to Bosnian Serb forces under the command of General Ratko Mladic, three years later, in July 1995.
This study provides a brief background of the events that led to the outbreak of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 1992, followed by an overview of significant massacre committed against the Bosniak population of Srebrenica region during the first three months of the war, including a number of Muslim victims by municipalities, the month and the status of the death, and list Bosniak villages that were completely or partially destroyed by Serbian forces house cleaning in and around Srebrenica between April and June in 1992.
For the purposes of this study, the Srebrenica region is defined as the area covered by the pre-war Srebrenica and the neighboring municipalities of Bratunac, Vlasenica, Rogatica house cleaning and Visegrad. The strategically house cleaning important region is located in the Drina valley - the central part of the valley of the Drina River at the eastern border of Bosnia with Serbia. According to the census in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1991 Bosniaks constitute an ethnic majority in all five boroughs in the region (75.19% in Srebrenica, Bratunac in 64.05%, 55.17% in Vlasenica, 60.10% in Rogatica and 63.54% in Visegrad).
Although the armed conflict in this part of eastern Bosnia started attacking the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) in Visegrad 6th April 1992, in the municipality of Srebrenica house cleaning region was relatively quiet until the 17th April, when the Bosnian Serb public threat announced intention to commit genocide by destroying 49,000 Bosniak population in the municipalities of Srebrenica and Bratunac.
Preparations for the war (in 1991) before the declaration of sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 1991, the Bosnian Serb leadership had already prepared "for secession or division of BiH" active podcjenivajući "existing political and administrative system of the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B & H)." [2 ] For example, in April 1991st year, the Bosnian Serb leadership has started with the implementation of the program by creating a Serbian regionalization "of the Autonomous Region of Krajina" (ARK) and establishing a parallel house cleaning government institutions in areas that are appropriate for the planned creation of an ethnically homogenene Serbian state, or a "Greater Serbia." [3] The decision to Srebrenica is connected to a future restructured Serbian state was passed by the government of Slobodan Milosevic, then president of Serbia.
In early May 1991, Milosevic's cabinet called two local Bosnian house cleaning Serb leader to a meeting with Mihalj Kertes in Belgrade. The meeting was attended by the leaders of the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS), Goran Zekić from Srebrenica house cleaning and Bratunac Miroslav Deronjic. As the longtime director of the Federal Customs Administration, Kertes was Milosevic's man of confidence who gave logistical and financial support house cleaning for various covert operations Serbian house cleaning regime. Kertes was at this meeting and informed Zekić Deronjić that "political and state leadership of the SFRY [Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia] decided that the area 50 kilometers from the river Drina to be Serbian." [4]
This decision was very problematic because it is an area that is mapped Milosevic Bosnian Serbs, included the huge chunks of Bosniak territory of Eastern Bosnia in the municipalities of Zvornik, Bratunac, Vlasenica, Srebrenica, Visegrad, Rogatica, Gorazde and Foca. Bosniaks - loyal to the legally elected government in Sarajevo - stood as an obstacle to the establishment of an ethnically pure Serbian regions, which are planned to eventually become part of a "Greater Serbia."
Milosevic's strategy could not be implemented without the use of force, so the Belgrade leadership has agreed to supply weapons locations

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