(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JULY 9 - Thousands are marching in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday to commemorate the Bosnian Muslim killed in the 1995 massacres around the town of Srebrenica. Around 6,000 persons, mostly Bosnians but also people from all over the world, are taking part in the three-days long "Peace march", since 2005 an annual gathering that leads people through a 100 kilometers long forest route from Nezuk, near Tuzla, to the memorial center near Srebrenica, where more than 6,600 victim were buried until now. The route follows a path that was taken, 24 years ago, by many Bosnian Muslims trying to escape death from the Bosnian Serb troops commanded by former general Ratko Mladic. Thousands were ambushed, shot and executed and then hidden in mass graves all around Srebrenica. The remains of another 33 victims will be buried at the Potocari memorial on July 11. Some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim boys and men were killed in July 1995 in the worst massacre on the European soil since World War Second, a genocide according to international tribunals. (ANSA).

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