Tuesday, July 6, 1999 Published at 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK
Massacre victims buried
The women of Bela Crvka mourn as their relatives are buried
By Michael Voss in Bela Crkva
The bodies of 65 Kosovo villagers massacred by Serb forces have at last been laid to rest.
Each carried a framed photograph of a family member killed in the massacre.
And in a field above the village, an armed honour guard of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighters stood beside the freshly dug graves.
According to eye witnesses, the 65 villagers were rounded up and murdered by Serb forces the day after Nato began air strikes on Yugoslavia.
All the bodies have been examined by a team of British police and forensic experts.
"Obviously, I've dealt with murders before, but I've never seen anything like this in my life," said a British investigator, Detective Constable John Boytal-Gil.
"One had 33 bodies in it, another had six, another had seven, and so on," he said.
The discovery of the graves prompted condemnation from the British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook.
"How could anyone put a gun to a four-year-old child and pull the trigger?
"The people who did this are not human.
"These children cannot conceivably have been a danger to anyone, but the Serb forces clearly saw every Albanian of whatever age as an enemy."
War crimes indictments
The Bela Crkva massacre is one of the charges included in the UN War Crimes Tribunal's indictment of the Serbian President, Slobodan Milosevic.
The survivors hope that the evidence gathered in Bela Crkva could help convict Mr Milosevic - if he ever comes to trial.