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Bosnian Serb leader denies scope of Srebrenica massacre

Bosnian Serb leader denies scope of Srebrenica massacre

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs has called for a government report that acknowledged the massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 to be revoked.

Milorad Dodik spoke at a parliamentary session of the autonomous Bosnian Serb republic on Tuesday, demanding that the legislature revoke the 2004 report compiled by a previous government which acknowledged the massacre — the worst carnage in Europe since World War II.

It is widely believed that Dodik's reopening of the debate over Srebrenica is intended to secure the support of hard-line Bosnian Serbs ahead of the Oct. 7 general election.

Dodik, who advocates that Bosnian Serb territories should split and join Serbia, has always rejected rulings by the U.N. war crimes court that genocide was committed in Srebrenica.

Updated : 2021-08-05 23:04 GMT+08:00