BOSNIA—The Bosnian War started in 1992 and ended in 1995. The war resulted in mass genocide, the worst the world had seen since the reign of the Nazis during World War II in 1945. 100,00 were killed, mostly Bosnians, who are Muslims and Croatians. It all began in April of 1992 when the government of the Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina declared its independence from Yugoslavia. This resulted in attacks from Bosnian Serb forces until 1995.
Here are some photos from the devastating Bosnian War.
“Sarajevo Roses” are marks made by mortar bombs that have been colored with red resin to mark a memory of a place where someone had died.
Photo: Alicia Castillo Holley
Soldiers stand by and abuse bodies of civilians in the streets of Sarajevo that they had previously shot down.
A wounded Croatian soldier being transported.
Photo: P Base
Bosnian Muslims trapped in a concentration camp.
A soldier runs past a help cry.
Photo: Geo Strategic Forecasting
A victim’s skull found in a ditch in Bosnia.
Photo: Time the Moment
Bosnian Serb president during the war, who was finally arrested in 2008 for planning and ordering the genocide.
Photo: The Guardian
Woman at the memorial for those lost.
Photo: The Atlantic
– Christy Clifford