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Sarajevo: Grief Over Bosnia War Anniversary


Sarajevo resident laying flowers on chairs to honor victims of siege (Photo: BBC)

Residents of Sarajevo marked the twentieth anniversary of the start of Balkan civil war on Friday.

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The siege of Sarajevo was one of the most brutal episodes of the wars that accompanied the break up of Yugoslavia.

For almost four years in the early 1990s, the Bosnian capital suffered continuous shelling and sniper attacks.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Barbara Demick, who spent two years in Sarajevo during the conflict.