Bosnians need national spirit, says Srebrenica enclave commander

Reminding that "Bosnians in Srebrenica were left in the hands of international organizations in 1993," Oric said "the UN Security Council needed to protect Srebrenica. However, it did not."

Bosnians need national spirit, says Srebrenica enclave commander

Commander of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina forces in the Srebrenica enclave, Naser Oric, has stated the Srebrenica massacre was painful and said that they, as Bosnians, also had faults for not having a 'national spirit' as other nations.

Being called 'legendary commander' for his efforts in eastern Bosnia while surrounded by Serb forces during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia Herzegovina, Oric told AA in an exclusive interview that he was appointed to a place other than Srebrenica two months before the genocide.

Oric said he was still sad for not having been in Srebrenica during the attacks.

Reminding that "Bosnians in Srebrenica were left in the hands of international organizations in 1993," Oric said "the UN Security Council needed to protect Srebrenica. However, it did not. I still don't know the reason for it. The only truth is that the Netherlanders were guilty there."

He emphasized he would attend the ceremony on July 11, underlining his witnessing of many slain relatives and friends.

Oric compiled his memoirs in a book called 'Bosniaks of Bosnia and Herzegovina' to remind Bosnians of their past.

Oric, known for his successful defense against Serbs in the Srebrenica region, was on trial on charges of committing war crimes against Serbian civilians, but was later declared innocent.

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