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US House Marks Anniversary of Srebrenica ‘Genocide’

Agence France-Presse

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution [authored by Helsinki Commission Chair Chris Smith] Wednesday marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica “genocide,” Europe’s worst atrocity since World War II.

The chamber labeled the massacre a genocide 10 years ago and Wednesday’s voice vote favored a new resolution that mentions the word genocide 14 times.

The mass murder of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 marked one of the most horrific episodes of the 1992-1995 war, which ended with Bosnia divided into two semi-independent entities.

The House resolution “affirms that the policies of aggression and ethnic cleansing as implemented by Serb forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995 meet the terms defining the crime of genocide in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.”

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