SARAJEVO, Sept 18 (KUNA) — Chairman of the committee tasked with searching for missing persons in the Bosnian war, Amor Masovic, said tens of volunteers helped the committee to recover more than 300 bodies from Lake Perucac, believed to have been executed by Serbian forces.
He said the committee predicted over 2,000 bodies lying in the Lake bed, making it the largest mass grave in Europe.
He said the search teams could not recover more bodies because the Serbian authorities opened the dam on the Lake thus hampering the recovery.
Amor, speaking to KUNA, said the remains of the bodies that were receoved belonged to Bosnian Muslims. The Serbian forces assembed them in public squares and cleansed them before dumping them in the Lake, he added.
It is believed that thousands of bodies are still in Lake Perucac, he said. Locals have mentioned that Serbian forces had erased traces of their crimes by getting rid of the bodies in the Lake.
Amor criticized the Serbian authorities for hampering the work of the committee. (end) aa.bs KUNA 181913 Sep 10NNNN