The 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was marked at the Potocari Memorial Center on Thursday with a collective burial of 33 identified victims.

The burial was attended by thousands of people, including families and closest friends of the victims, as well as a number of local officials and international representatives.

A total of 6,643 victims of Srebrenica genocide have been laid to rest in the Memorial Center so far, while mortal remains of another 1,000 genocide victims are yet to be found.

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Commemoration which preceded the burial ceremony was addressed by local and international officials, including Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic, Head of the European Union Delegation to BiH Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, and President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals Carmel Agius.

High Representative Valentin Inzko, US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Eric Nelson, and Turkish Ambassador to BiH Haldun Koc, also attended the commemoration in Potocari.

Many officials who did not attend the event extended their condolences and called for justice for victims and their families. All of them sent a message that one must never forget what happened in Srebrenica in July 1995, as well as that one must never allow similar crimes to happen anywhere else in the world.

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