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24 years since Izetbegović paramilitaries massacred retreating JNA troops in Tuzla


by Grey Carter, May 15, 2013

Today marks [24] years since the ambush on a convoy of soldiers of the former Yugoslav Peoples’ Army (JNA) that was retreating from Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

On May 15, 1992, Bosnian Muslim paramilitary troops, aided by the local officials, used snipers to ambush and attack Yugoslav Army convoy while it was attempting to withdraw from the territory of then-Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a result, up to 200 JNA conscripts were killed, 33 were wounded, 140 were imprisoned and tortured, many of whom were handed back to their loved ones in the body bags later on. For some, this atrocious war crime signaled an actual start of the Bosnian civil war (1992-1995).

yugoslav army conscripts murdered in Tuzla

Brutally murdered Yugoslav army conscripts, May 15, 1992, Tuzla (photo: V. Novosti, BGD)

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