Bosnians to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

A woman prays at the Potocari cemetery and memorial near Srebrenica on July 9, 2015 in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The newly-identified remains of another 136 victims from Srebrenica massacre will be buried at a ceremony on July 11, 2015 on the 20th anniversary of the massacre. At least 8,300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys who had sought safe heaven at the U.N.-protected enclave at Srebrenica were killed by members of the Republic of Serbia (Republika Srpska) army under the leadership of General Ratko Mladic, who is currently facing charges of war crimes at The Hague, during the Bosnian war in 1995. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images).

SARAJEVO, Bosnia – Foreign dignitaries are starting to arrive in Bosnia to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral of its 136 newly found victims.

Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini is arriving Friday to represent the European Union at Saturday’s commemorations while Bill Clinton will be heading the U.S. delegation, which includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and congressmen and senators.

Jordan’s Queen Noor, Britain’s Princess Ann as well as several EU foreign ministers will be joining the expected 50,000 people who will mourn the 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed in July 1995 after Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, which was declared a safe haven for civilians by the United Nations at the time of the massacre.

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