SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Thousands of Bosnians have raise their hands in prayer as a truck bearing 127 coffins passed through the capital on its way to Srebrenica, where the newly identified victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II will be buried on the 21th anniversary of the crime.
The truck stopped Saturday in front of Bosnia's Presidency in Sarajevo, where residents, officials and ambassadors paid tribute. Many in the crowd wept and tucked flowers into the truck's canvas covering before it slowly drove down the street, covered in white rose petals.
The remains will be buried Monday next to over 6,000 other Srebrenica victims found previously in mass graves.
International courts have defined the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians at the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war as genocide.