BOSNIAN forensic experts have completed exhumation of a mass grave believed to contain dozens of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, prosecutors said today.
"Thirty skeletons and 851 detached human bones have been exhumed from the grave," Jasna Subotic, spokeswoman for the prosecution office in the eastern city of Tuzla, said.
Many victims had their hands and legs tied with a rope, she said.
"As the bodies are so defragmented the experts collected many small bones, enough to fill 19 plastic bags," Ms Subotic said.
Several identification documents and jewelry were found with the remains.
The exact number of victims would only be known after DNA testing.
There were total of 12 graves discovered in Kamenica, a small village near the eastern town of Zvornik, where hundreds of bodies have already been uncovered.
Experts believe the remains belong to Srebrenica victims as the identification of previously uncovered remains from other Kamenica sites proved they all belonged to those killed in the massacre.
Kamenica's Muslims abandoned the village, which lies close to the border with Serbia, during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war.
Serb forces overran the then UN-protected Muslim enclave of Srebrenica in the final phase of the war, summarily killing some 8000 Muslim men and boys in Europe's single worst atrocity since World War II.
The victims were initially buried in a dozen mass graves, but were later moved elsewhere in a bid to cover up war crimes.
The remains of thousands of the victims have been exhumed from about 70 mass graves around the ill-fated town, with more than 5600 people identified by DNA analysis.
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is being tried before a UN tribunal in The Hague on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for atrocities including the Srebrenica massacre.
Karadzic's army commander and co-accused in the genocide case, former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, remains at large.