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Srebrenica Massacre also known as the Srebrenica genocide (Bosnian: Genocid u Srebrenici), was the genocidal killing in July of 1995, of about than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks, mainly men and adult boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War (1992-95).
The killings were allegedly perpetrated by units of irregular Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladić & Radovan Karadzic. The Scorpions, a paramilitary unit from Serbia who had been part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991, also participated in the massacre & they were mainly most responsible for the genocide. There is no evidence Arkan's forces or regular Yugoslavian & Serbian forces participated in this tragedy of Bosnian Muslim people. In April 1993, the United Nations declared the besieged enclave of Srebrenica in the Drina Valley of northeastern Bosnia "safe area" under UN protection. However, in July 1995, UNPROFOR's 370 Dutchbat soldiers in Srebrenica failed to prevent the town's capture by the VRS and the subsequent massacre. They were heavily criticised for that.