Photos: Srebrenica, Bosnia – Then And Now

A combination of pictures show a general city overview in the year 1997 (at top) and 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff

I came across some interesting photos of Srebrenica in Bosnia showing the town after the Bosnian War and the town in 2012.

The old photos were taken just a few years after the war showing buildings destroyed during the war while the new photos were taken 17 years after the war.

The Bosnian War took place between April 1992 and December 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovnia after the breakup of Yugoslavia.

In July 1995, the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) killed more than 8,000 Bosniaks or Bosnian Muslims mostly men and boys in Sresrenica.

The mass killing was known as the Srebrenica massacre or the Srebrenica genocide.

A combination of pictures show a main street during the year 1997 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the scene of a business center in the year 1997 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. During the war, Bosnian Serb forces commanded by General Ratko Mladic killed up to 8000 Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica area. Bosnian Serb army commander Mladic, who personally witnessed the capture of Srebrenica, was arrested in Serbia in May 2011 after 16 years on the run. He is accused of genocide for orchestrating the massacre and for his role in the siege of Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the scene of a restaurant in the year 1998 (at top) and a newly-constructed cafe in the year 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the scene of a restaurant in the year 1998 (at top) and a newly-constructed cafe in the year 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the scene of a cafe during the year 1997 (at top) and 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the scene of a cafe during the year 1997 (at top) and 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show a main street in the year 1998 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show a main street in the year 1998 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre in Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff
A combination of pictures show the site of the memorial center, in Potocari during the year 2002 (at top) and in 2012 (at bottom) after the Srebrenica massacre near Srebrenica. REUTERS/Staff