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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - On April 6, Sarajevo is marking 20 years since the beginning of the longest siege in modern history, during which Serb forces killed 11,541 of its citizens - more than 1,000 of them children - with grenades and snipers. A concert entitled "Sarajevo Red Line" will be held in the memory of those killed during the 1992-1996 siege of Sarajevo.
Chair laid out for every man, woman and child killed in conflict Sarajevo siege went on for 44 MONTHS
Marking the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war, exhibitions, concerts and performances were held, but the impact of the empty chairs reduced many to tears.
ELIZABETH JACKSON: In the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, thousands have turned out to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the siege of their city and a long and bloody war that cost around 100,000 lives. Two decades ago, simmering tensions between the Bosnian Serbs, Muslims and Croats erupted into open conflict that saw the worst massacres in Europe since the Second World War. Here's out Europe correspondent, Philip Williams.
Twenty years ago, the Bosnian war began with the siege of Sarajevo, which over the next 46 months became the longest siege of a city in modern history. Serb nationalists attacked after the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina declared itself an independent state.
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