Sad Anniversary: Eight Residents of Sarajevo killed while standing in Line for Water


Twenty eight years ago in Halači Street on Baščaršija, the aggressor fired a grenade that killed 8 and seriously wounded 3 residents of Sarajevo, who were standing in line for water.

Representatives of the Government and the Parliamentary Assembly of Sarajevo Canton, the Municipality Stari Grad, City of Sarajevo, the Association of Parents of Children Murdered in Besieged Sarajevo, and families of victims, will pay tribute by reciting Fatiha and laying flowers.

On today’s day in 1993 Dženan Aljević, Mahir Ferhatović, Tarik Harba, Esma Muratović, Meliha Muratović – Spahić, Almasa Spahić, Mahira Spahić and Ismet Suljić were killed.

Trying to survive with canisters in their hands, waiting for water or  bread, people were killed not only here, but also near the Brewery, in Ferhadija, on Markale and this was not an accident.

The words were unnecessary, and the pain infinite. Zilha Šeta, director of Sarajevo’s Stari Grad soup kitchen, still carry in her heart cry and wailing of the children, body parts of her neighbors and relatives torn to pieces right in front of her eyes, and says, “Let us never forget.”



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