Batajnica mass graves

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The Batajnica mass graves, are estimated to contain between 700[1] and a thousand[2] Albanian victims of ethnic cleansing, from the Kosovo war.

The mass graves are on the training grounds of a Serbian military unit, the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SAJ).[3]

Dead bodies were brought to the site by trucks from Kosovo; most were incinerated before burial.[4] After the war, SAJ restricted investigators' access to the firing range, and continued live-firing exercises whilst forensic teams tried to investigate the massacre.[5]


As well as killings of Kosovo Albanians, SAJ was also involved in "sanitation";[6] bodies were moved to mass graves in Serbia, in order to conceal the ethnic cleansing.