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Bosnia war dead figure announced
Relatives of victims at a mass grave
Numerous mass graves were discovered after the war
A new independent study has concluded that at least 97,207 people were killed in the Bosnian war in the 1990s - fewer than was previously estimated.

The three-year study was carried out by the Research and Documentation Center in Sarajevo and was funded mainly by the Norwegian government.

The Center said some 65% of those killed were Bosnian Muslims.

The UN prosecutor's office at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague had put the number of dead at about 110,000.

Mirsad Tokaca, who led the Bosnian project, said the figure of 97,207 could rise by a maximum of another 10,000 due to ongoing research.

According to the research, 25% of the dead were Serbs and more than 8% Croats.

The project was called "The Bosnian Book of Dead". Other funders included the Swedish Helsinki Committee, the US government and the UN Development Program.

The head of the UN war crimes tribunal's Demographic Unit, Ewa Tabeu, called it "the largest existing database on Bosnian war victims".

The worst atrocity of the war was the massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces who overran Srebrenica in July 1995.

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