hand-shake-bi-racial.jpgSerbia’s parliament approved a declaration Tuesday condemning the 1995 Serb massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, in a bid to distance the country from past warmongering under the late strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

The declaration passed with a slim majority of 127 votes in the 250-seat parliament, after a daylong debate.

“The National Assembly of Serbia harshly condemns the crime committed against the Bosnian residents of Srebrenica in July 1995 … expressing condolences and apology to the victims’ families because not all was done to prevent this tragedy,” the declaration says.

(READ the AP story at NPR.org)

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