Europe

Thousands mark 21 years since Srebrenica massacre

  • A Bosnian woman prays next to a coffin containing the remains of her relative perished in the Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A Bosnian woman prays next to a coffin containing the remains of her relative perished in the Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bosnian people stand near coffins containing the remains of people killed during Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian people stand near coffins containing the remains of people killed during Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Bosnian woman prays next to a coffin containing the remains of her relative perished in the Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys, which International courts have labeled as an act of genocide. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    A Bosnian woman prays next to a coffin containing the remains of her relative perished in the Srebrenica massacre, during a funeral ceremony for the 127 victims at the Potocari memorial complex near Srebrenica, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Monday, July 11, 2016. Twenty one years ago, on July 11, 1995, Serb troops overran the eastern Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica and executed some 8,000 Muslim men and boys, which International courts have labeled as an act of genocide. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands have gathered in Srebrenica to mark the 21st anniversary of Europe's worst mass murder since the Holocaust and to attend the funeral of 127 newly-found victims.

Family members sobbed as they hugged the coffins for the last time before they were to be buried at a cemetery Monday next to more than 6,000 other victims found previously in mass graves. The youngest to be buried this year was 14, the oldest 77.

International courts have defined the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnian men and boys at the end of Bosnia's 1992-95 war as genocide.

Every year, forensic experts find new bodies and the remains are identified through DNA analysis before they are buried again at a memorial center near Srebrenica, where the victims were last seen alive.