Mass grave likely holds 100 more Srebrenica victims

Forensic experts in Bosnia-Herzegovina said Wednesday they've opened a 10th mass grave found near an eastern village that may contain the bodies of up to 100 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Forensic experts in Bosnia-Herzegovina said Wednesday they've opened a 10th mass grave found near an eastern village that may contain the bodies of up to 100 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Team leader Murat Hurtic said the remains of 30 to 40 people were found when the forensic team removed the first layer of soil at the grave in Kamenica.

Experts have already exhumed about 3,370 victims in nine graves along an 11-kilometre stretch of road from Srebrenica to Kamenica.

It's been described as Europe's worst mass killing since the Second World War.

In 1995, during the Bosnian war, Serb troops overran the town of Srebrenica, which the United Nations had declared a safe zone.

They later killed as many as 8,000 Muslim Bosnian men and boys.

The bodies initially were buried at other locations. But when international pressure came to investigate and punish Bosnia's wartime atrocities, the bodies were secretly moved in an effort to hide the crime.

Experts call the new locations "secondary mass graves" and say they are particularly difficult to work on because heavy equipment, including bulldozers, were usually used to move bodies from one grave to another.

All graves found along the Kamenica road are secondary mass graves.

Karadzic finally arrested in July

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, the man accused of engineering the massacre, was arrested in late July in Serbia after hiding from a UN war crimes tribunal for nearly 13 years.

Karadzic was quickly transferred to the tribunal's custody in The Hague and put on trial.

He's charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, murder, wilful killing, persecutions, deportation, inhumane acts and other crimes during the 1992-1995 war.

Karadzic has not yet entered a plea. He has told the tribunal that he intends to conduct his own defence.

His next appearance is scheduled for Aug. 28.

With files from the Associated Press