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Death toll from Bosnian war announced.

An independent commission has reached an official death toll from the Bosnian war in the 1990's.  The study from the Norwegian Research and Documentation Center in Sarajevo – called the “The Bosnian Book of the Dead”  – has reached a figure of 97, 207, far less than United Nations estimates.  UN estimates cite a figure of 110,000.  Spokesmen from the group say the figure could raise as much as 10,000 due to ongoing research.  65% of those killed were Bosnian Muslims, 25% were Serbian, and roughly 10% were Croatian.  The worst of those investigated was the massacre at Srebrenica – the UN safe zone – where some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were murdered in July 1995.




Daniel Graeber

Daniel Graeber is a writer for United Press International covering Iraq, Afghanistan and the broader Levant. He has published works on international and constitutional law pertaining to US terrorism cases and on child soldiers. His first major work, entitled The United States and Israel: The Implications of Alignment, is featured in the text, Strategic Interests in the Middle East: Opposition or Support for US Foreign Policy. He holds a MA in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management from Norwich University, where his focus was international relations theory, international law, and the role of non-state actors.

Areas of Focus:International law; Middle East; Government and Politics; non-state actors