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Bosnian mass grave uncovered

One of the biggest mass graves from the Bosnian war has been uncovered in the north of the country, 21 years after the conflict. 150 bodies have been found so far. ITV News has learnt that the evidence could be used in ongoing war crimes trials.

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150 bodies found in mass grave in northern Bosnia

More than 150 bodies have been recovered from a mass grave found in Tomasica near Prijedor in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, more than 20 years after the war which claimed the lives of more than 11,500 people.

Tomasica is in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Credit: Google Maps

The latest mass grave to be uncovered was believed to have contained 1,000 bodies when it was originally dug in the summer of 1992, but it is thought some may have been moved to another mass burial site and it will take months of digging to establish how many bodies remain at Tomasica.

It will take months to find all the bodies in the mass grave. Credit: ITV News

The war in Bosnia saw Europe's worst mass killing since the Holocaust during World War Two as around 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by the Bosnian Serb forces, many died in detention camps.

The conflict also saw the longest siege in modern history. The Serb siege of Sarajevo went on for 44 months - 11,825 days - longer than the World War II siege of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia.

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