Tens of thousands attend Srebrenica ceremony: AFP

AFP , Saturday 11 Jul 2015

An elderly woman is comforted as she cries at an open grave in Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 11, 2015. (Photo:Reuters)

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Srebrenica on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Muslims in the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, according to AFP journalists.

The participants were paying their respects to around 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the days that followed the capture of Srebrenica in July 1995 near the end of Bosnia's inter-ethnic war.

More than 6,000 of those killed in the atrocity are buried at a memorial cemetery where 136 newly-identified massacre victims were to be laid to rest later Saturday.

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