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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Previously Classified Documents On Srebrenica Massacre And More

If you support government transparency, but don't support the indiscriminate release of classified information, forget Wikileaks and check out the documents below.

The PDF binder linked below contains 2,000 pages of previously classified State Department documents on the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica, considered a turning point in the Bosnian civil war.

The documents include real-time descriptions of the chaos at Srebrenica and U.N. efforts to manage refugees from the town, where Serbian forces killed thousands of Bosnian Muslims. The cables also describe delicate behind-the-scenes diplomacy around the attack and other sensitive issues, including the attitudes of Bosnian government officials, the conduct of U.N. peacekeepers and the alleged killing of a U.N. peacekeeper by a Bosnian soldier around the time of the attack.

All documents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The PDF is massive. I recommend saving it locally rather than trying to open it in your browser.

INTELWIRE Srebrenica Dossier

These documents were obtained during the course of reporting Sarajevo Ricochet, a documentary about the Bosnia war, including new information about Srebrenica and about the activities of Islamic extremist networks in Bosnia during the war. For an excerpt from the documentary focused on illegal arms shipments from Iran to Bosnia, click here.

INTELWIRE hosts a large collection of declassified State Department cables on a variety of important subjects related to global security and the war on terrorism. INTELWIRE documents include:

  • Benazir Bhutto assassination
  • Terrorism financing
  • Al Qaeda history
  • The Siege of Mecca
  • The assassination of Anwar Sadat
  • General Islamic extremism
  • Extremism in Egypt

    INTELWIRE also features the biggest collection of FBI documents and State Department documents on September 11 available on the Web including documents cited in the end notes of the 9/11 Commission report. September 11 documents can be found here, here, here and here

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