Bosnians bury 32 victims of wartime killings

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Bosnian Muslim women pray among wooden grave markers during mass funeral in the eastern Bosnian town of Kalesija, 120 kms northeast of Sarajevo, on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Thousands have gathered in the eastern Bosnian town of Kalesija to bury the remains of 32 Muslim Bosniaks killed at the start of the country's 1992-95 war. The victims' remains were discovered in numerous mass graves and they were identified through DNA analysis. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
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KALESIJA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands have gathered in the northeast Bosnian town of Kalesija to bury the remains of 32 Muslim Bosniaks killed by Bosnian Serb forces at the start of the country's 1992-95 war.

They were victims of a brutal campaign to remove the non-Serb population from the nearby town of Zvornik and other areas the Serbs controlled.

The campaign included killings, expulsions and detention in concentration camps until no non-Serbs were left in the once-mixed town.

The bodies of the victims were found in mass graves, identified through DNA analysis and buried at a cemetery in Kalesija where hundreds of victims previously found already have been laid to rest.

A total 1,998 people were killed in Zvornik during the campaign. The bodies of 611 are still missing.

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