. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mass Grave Inspection

VLASENICA, Bosnia () -- UN war crimes investigators moved into eastern Bosnia on Tuesday to prepare to excavate sites believed to be mass graves of thousands of Moslem prisoners massacred by Serbs.

The Bosnian Serb army has been accused of killing between 3,000 and 8,000 men missing after it captured the Moslem "safe haven" of Srebrenica last July. They are thought to have been shot and bulldozed into 11 mass graves dug between Srebrenica and Zvornik, 30 kilometers to the north, in one of the worst atrocities of the war in Bosnia.

The small group of investigators, who were not expected to begin digging Tuesday, was sent by the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal for former Yugoslavia.