The Glogova 2 mass grave was discovered in September 1999 in the village of the same name in the eastern Bosnian municipality of Bratunac. The excavation lasted from mid-September to late October around a dirt road between Konjevic Polje and Bratunac. The grave was heavily disturbed and was made up of several smaller-sub graves, in which a total of 140 remains were found.
Most of the individuals buried in the mass grave were male. At least 41 of them were aged from 14 to 24. The majority had sustained gunshot wounds.
The location of the mass grave remains unmarked. It lies in open fields next to a busy village road, surrounded by a few houses.
The exact location was discovered by ICTY investigators after the United States provided an aerial image showing that the ground at the site had been disturbed.
Aerial imagery dated July 17, 1995 showed bulldozers parked nearby and disturbed soil, while imagery from October same year captured the additional excavation activities.
Glogova 2 is a primary mass grave containing the bodies of victims killed by Bosnian Serb forces during the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995. Following additional forensic analysis of the remains, it was determined that a number of victims from Glogova 2 were reburied more than 40 kilometers away in another mass grave named Zeleni Jadar 5 in an additional attempt to cover up the killings.
Comparison of the ejector marks on shell casings recovered from the Zeleni Jadar 5 grave with shell cases found at the Kravica warehouse execution site, where many Bosniaks from Srebrenica were shot dead, showed that a number of people that were buried in Zeleni Jadar 5 and Glogova 2 were killed at the warehouse, according to the ICTY investigators.
Various domestic and international verdicts have established that Bosnian Serb forces killed 1,313 Bosniaks from Srebrenica in a hangar at an agricultural farm in Kravica on July 13 and 14, 1995. Between July 14 and 16, heavy equipment arrived and removed the victims’ bodies to mass graves in the nearby villages of Glogova and Ravnice.
So far, the ICTY and domestic courts in the Balkans have sentenced a total of 47 people to more than 700 years in prison, plus five life sentences, for Srebrenica crimes.