List of massacres in the Bosnian War

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The following is a list of massacres that occurred during the Bosnian War.


Name Date Location Deaths Description
Sijekovac massacre March 1992 Sijekovac, near Bosanski Brod 20[1]-47[2]-59[3] Bosniak and Croat military units clashed with Bosnian Serb soldiers and murdered civilians. Republika Srpska reported 47 killed, but 59 bodies were later found, including 18 children, all ethnic Serbs.[3] Helsinki Watch reported that 20 were killed in March 1992, while other bodies were killed later in the war. Helsinki Watch could not verify civilian casualties in Sijekovac because the killings occurred during military warfare between the warring sides. The claims of murdered civilians in the case of Sijekovac come from the post-war Bosnian Serb authorities.
Doboj ethnic cleansing (1992) April–October 1992 Doboj municipality 322 Bosniaks 86 Croats Mass-killings and persecution of Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats by Bosnian Serb forces.
Bijeljina massacre 1–2 April 1992 Bijeljina 48–78 non-Serbs, mostly Bosniaks Perpetrated by Arkan's Tigers, under the command of the Serb-controlled JNA[4]
Kazani pit massacres April 1992–October 1993 Sarajevo ~300[5] predominantly Serb civilians During the Siege of Sarajevo, the forces of Mušan Topalović (nickname Caco), commander of the 10th Mountain Brigade in the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, engage in a campaign of mass murder primarily targeting Sarajevo Serbs living in Bosniak-held areas.
Foča ethnic cleansing 7 April 1992 – January 1994 Foča 2,704 Thousands of Bosniak civilians killed by Serb military, police and paramilitary forces. In a 1997 judgement against Novislav Đajić, the Bavarian Appeals Chamber ruled that the killings in which he was involved in June 1992 were acts of genocide.[6]
Vidovice massacre 29 April 1992 Vidovice, near Orašje 7 Bosnian Serb forces kill 7 Bosnian Croats.
Laništa and Ulice massacre 8 May 1992 Laništa and Ulice, near Brčko 32 Serb forces kill 32 Bosnian Croats.
Donja Vrela massacre 11–14 May 1992 Donja Vrela, near Bosanski Brod 15 Serb forces kill 15 Bosnian Croat civilians.
Tuzla's column 15 May 1992 Tuzla 92 Bosniak forces attack column of JNA soldiers peacefully withdrawing from Tuzla.[7]
Bradina massacre 25–27 May 1992 Bradina 48 Bosniak and Croat forces kill 48 Serb civilians during an attack on the Serbian village of Bradina.[8]
Čemerno massacre 10 June 1992 Čemerno, Ilijaš 29–32 ARBiH kill 21 captured VRS soldiers and 9 Serb civilians.
Prijedor ethnic cleansing 1992–1995 Prijedor 3,176, among them 102 children. Bosnian Serb political and military campaign of ethnic cleansing in the Prijedor area, including massacres of civilians during offensives, and killings of prisoners in concentration camps and other detention facilities. 3,176 non-Serb civilians, mostly Bosniaks (but also Croats and others), were killed. Among the victims were 102 children and 256 women. More than 30,000 non-Serbs were detained in at least one of the concentration camps Trnopolje, Omarska and Keraterm. The largest mass grave found in Northern Bosnia to date is that of Tomasica where at least 360 bodies of non-Serb civilian casualties were buried.
Zvornik massacre 1992–1995 Zvornik 700-900 Mass murder and violence committed against Bosniaks and other non-Serb civilians by Serb paramilitary groups.
Snagovo massacre 29 April 1992 Snagovo 36 Serb forces capture and kill 36 Bosniak civilians who were hiding in the woods. The corpses were burned in an effort to conceal the crime.
Crkvina massacre 6 May 1992 Crkvina, near Odžak 16 Bosnian Serb forces kill 16 Bosniaks and Croats.[9]
Tišina massacre 7 May 1992 Tišina, Novo Selo, Tursinovac, Gornji Hasić and Donji Hasić, near Šamac 45 Bosnian Serb forces kill 45 Bosnian Croats across the Šamac municipality.[10]
Glogova massacre 9 May 1992 Glogova, Bratunac 64 Serb forces kill 64 Bosniak civilians.
Bosanska Jagodina massacre 26 May 1992 Bosanska Jagodina 17 Perpetrated by Serb paramilitary White Eagles members. The victims were Bosniaks.
Bijeli Potok massacre 1 June 1992 Bijeli Potok 668 Serb forces slaughtered 668 Bosnian Muslim men and boys within a week at Bijeli Potok and hid their bodies in mass graves throughout the Drina Valley
Uzborak massacre 13 June 1992 Uzborak landfill, Mostar 114 JNA and Serb Paramilitary units kill 114 non-Serb civilians (85 Bosniaks and 29 Croats) at a landfill site near Mostar.[11][12]
Ahatovići massacre 14 June 1992 Ahatovići 47 Bosnian Serb forces kill 47 captured Bosniak soldiers.
Pionirska Street fire 14 June 1992 Višegrad 59 Perpetrated by Serb paramilitary White Eagles members. The victims were Bosniak civilians.
Paklenik massacre 15 June 1992 Rogatica 50 Perpetrated by VRS members.
Bikavac fire 27 June 1992 Bikavac near Višegrad 60 Perpetrated by Serb paramilitary White Eagles members. The victims were Bosniak civilians.
Muštanica massacre 24 July 1992 Muštanica, near Sanski Most 13 13 Bosnian Croats killed by Bosnian Serb forces.
Musala massacre 15 July 1992 Musala, "Mladost" hall, near Konjic 13 13 Serb civilians, concentration camp prisoners, killed by Bosniak soldiers.
Gornji Svilaj massacre 16 July Gornji Svilaj, near Odžak 7 Bosnian Serbs killed 7 elderly Bosnian Croat civilians in a church.[13]
Stara Rijeka massacre 24 July 1992 Stara Rijeka, near Sanski Most 13 Bosnian Serb forces kill 13 Bosnian Croats.
Barimo massacre 2 August 1992 Barimo 26 Serb paramilitary kill 26 Bosniaks.
Grebnica massacre 19 August 1992 Grebnica, near Šamac 11 Bosnian Serb forces kill 11 Bosnian Croats captured in Šamac.[13]
Kukavice massacre 27 August 1992 Kukavice, near Rogatica 21 Bosniak forces kill 21 Bosnian Serbs.[14]
Serdari massacre 17 September 1992 Kotor Varoš 16 16 Serb civilians killed in the village of Serdari by ArBiH members [15]
Sjeverin massacre 22 October 1992 Višegrad 16 16 Bosniak citizens of Serbia from the village of Sjeverin abducted from a Serbian bus in the village of Mioče, on Bosnian territory. The abductees were taken to the Vilina Vlas hotel in Višegrad where they were tortured before being taken to the Drina River and executed.
Bugojno ethnic cleansing 1993–1994 Bugojno 200 Joint criminal enterprise of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) and its political leadership in Bugojno to ethnically cleanse the Croat population in Bugojno.[16]
Kravica massacre (1993) 7 January 1993 Kravica 49 Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) attacked Kravica on Orthodox Christmas, killing as many as 49 Bosnian Serb civilians. 80 others were injured and property was destroyed on a large scale.
Duša massacre 15 January 1993 Duša near Gornji Vakuf 10 Croatian Defence Council (HVO) artillery bombardment kills 10 Bosniak civilians.[17]
Skelani massacre 16 January 1993 Skelani near Srebrenica 69 Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) attacks village Skelani leaving 68 dead Serb civilians.[18]
Štrpci massacre 27 February 1993 Priboj 19 Massacre of 19 non-Serbs (18 Bosniaks, one Croat) taken from a Belgrade-Bar train at Štrpci station near Višegrad, on Bosnian territory.
Srebrenica shelling 12 April 1993 Srebrenica 56 VRS shells Srebrenica, with 56 dead, including children, and 73 seriously wounded.[19]
Trusina massacre 16 April 1993 Trusina 22 ARBiH kills 22 Bosnian Croats.
Ahmići massacre 16 April 1993 Ahmići 116 Bosnian Croats kill 116 Bosniak civilians.[20]
Sovići and Doljani massacres 17 April 1993 Doljani and Sovići n/a Bosnian Croat forces kill a number of Bosniaks in the villages of Doljani and Sovići.[21]
Zenica massacre 19 April 1993 Zenica 16 Several grenades shot from HVO's positions located in Putićevo village killed 16 and injured over 50 civilians in the very center of the city.
Miletići massacre 24 April 1993 Travnik 5 ARBiH kills 5 Croats.[citation needed]
Bikoši massacre 8 June 1993 Bikoši, near Travnik 31 Bosnian mujahideen forces kill 31 Croats.
Čukle massacre 8 June 1993 Čukle, near Travnik 19 ARBiH kills 19 Croats.
Doljani massacre (July 1993) 28 July 1993 Doljani, near Jablanica 39 Bosnian mujahideen and members of the ARBiH (44th Brigade) forces kill 39 Bosnian Croats.[22]
Mokronoge massacre 10 August 1993 Mokronoge, near Tomislavgrad 9 Bosnian Croats kill 9 Bosniaks in Mokronoge.[23][24]
Grabovica massacre 8 September 1993 Grabovica 13 ARBiH kills 13 Bosnian Croat civilians.[25]
Uzdol massacre 14 September 1993 Uzdol 60 ARBiH kills 60 Croats.
Bobaši massacre 18 September 1993 Bobaši, near Vitez 15 Bosnian mujahideen kills 15 Croats.
Stupni Do massacre 23 October 1993 Stupni Do 37 Croatian Defence Council (HVO) kills 37 Bosniak civilians.[26]
Višegrad massacres April–August 1992 Višegrad 1000–3000 JNA and serb led paramilitaries killed an unverified amount of Bosniak civilians thought to be around 3000. Also the site of the Vilina Vlas rape camp. Currently the subject of attempts to cover up crimes committed during the war by the government of the Republika Srpska.[27]
Križančevo selo massacre 22 December 1993 Vitez 74 ARBiH kills 74 Croats
Buhine Kuće massacre 9 January 1994 Vitez 26 ARBiH kills 26 Croats
Tuzla massacre 25 May 1995 Tuzla 71 VRS shell the Kapija neighbourhood, killing 71 and wounding 240 civilians.
Srebrenica massacre 11–22 July 1995 Srebrenica 8,373 The Preliminary List of People Missing or Killed in Srebrenica compiled by the Bosnian Federal Commission of Missing Persons contains 8,373 names.[28] While the overwhelming majority of them were men, some 500 were under 18,[29] and victims include several dozen women and girls.[30][31]

As of July 2011, 6,598 victims have been identified through DNA analysis of body parts recovered from mass graves[32] and 5,138 victims have been buried at the Memorial Centre of Potočari.[33][34]

Petrovac's road August 7, 1995 Bosanski Petrovac 9 Croat fighter-jets bomb Serb refugee column fleeing from Krajina.[35][36]
Bravnice massacre September 13, 1995 Bravnice 32 Having captured the city of Jajce, Croatian soldiers massacred 32 Serb refugees, including women and children.[37]
Oborci massacre 13 September 1995 Oborci, near Donji Vakuf 28 VRS forces massacre 24 Bosniaks and 4 Croats abducted from Mrkonjić Grad.[38][39]
Mrkonjić Grad October 1995 Mrkonjić Grad 181 Having captured town, Croats and Bosniaks committed a number of crimes on the Serb population.[40][41][42]


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