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ACBH commemorates the Siege of Sarajevo

On April 5, 1992, the Serb forces of then self-proclaimed Republika Srpska, along with the Yugoslav People’s Army, besieged Sarajevo with a clear intent to destroy its multiethnic fabric, and eliminate any resemblance of religious and cultural cohabitation. Sarajevo is a city where Christianity, Islam and Judaism flourished side by side for centuries, and its residents have historically lived in unity. The siege of Sarajevo became the longest siege in modern day history, and it not only marked the start of the war of aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the beginning of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s non-Serb population.

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