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Books, Journals, New Media
October 5, 2005

Humanitarian Affairs

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(13):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.294.13.1699

On July 11, 1995, General Ratko Mladic entered Srebrenica, overrunning the helpless Dutch United Nations battalion, to claim the town for the Bosnian Serbs. More than 20 000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields. Serb militia searched homes, warehouses, schools, and the surrounding hills and rounded up thousands of men and boys aged 12 to 77 years. Unarmed Bosnian Muslim men and boys were gathered in warehouses, lined up, and slaughtered. In the mountains around Srebrenica, the killing went on for days. Between July 12 and July 16, 1995, the Bosnian Serb Army killed more than 7000 Muslim men and boys.1