There was no Serbian grenade killing people in Tuzla

“… A nation and an individual, who has accepted Islam is incapable of living and dying for another ideal after that fact. It is unthinkable for a Muslim to sacrifice himself for any tzar or ruler, no matter what his name may be, or for the glory of any nation, party or some such, because acting on the strongest Muslim instinct he recognizes in this a certain type of godlessness and idolatry. A Muslim can die only with the name of Allah on his lips and for the glory of Islam, or he may run away from the battlefield. …“

Islamic declaration, p. 47. Alija Izetbegovic, the Bosnian Muslim leader

After two and a half decades, experts from all over the world disproved the official version of the tragedy that occurred in Trg Kapija in Tuzla, in 1995.

After an overall analysis by experts from France, the Czech Republic and Israel it was finally confirmed what Serbian side was claiming for decades to be the truth:
The blast at Tuzla’s  Trg Kapija on May 25, 1995, when 71 persons were killed and 240 injured, was NOT caused by missiles fired from the Serbian positions on  Mount Ozren.

The Kapija in Tuzla, after the blast

This is the conclusion of five ballistic forensic experts from the Czech Republic, Israel and France, who were working on separate and independent expertise concerning the explosion on the Square.

This sheds new light on this tragedy which by details, reminds of the Markale scenario.

These findings are significant because the Higher Court in Belgrade is to decide whether to recognize judgment from Sarajevo. And Sarajevo court has sentenced General Novak Djukic to 20 years in prison, as Commander of the Tactical Group “Ozren” under the accusation that he allegedly ordered the shelling of Tuzla.

Tuzla Kapija

But  foreign experts have agreed that it is impossible that the 130-millimetre shells, which allegedly came from the Serbian side and 27 kilometres distance from Panjik, falls in the  angle, (as prosecution in Sarajevo Berko Zecevic claims),  kills dozens of people, wounds another 240 and – causes only minor damage to the surrounding buildings and cars.
The sentence to General Djukic was based on the expertise of Berko Zecevic. Serbian and foreign experts found out plenty of flaws and illogical conclusions.
.Israeli ballistics Joseph Sharon even says that Zecevic’s expertise is based on a false, unsubstantiated and unverified data.

All of these experts in ballistics,  Frenchman Pierre Laurent,  Israeli Joseph Sharon and Czechs Jan Komenda, Ludek Jedlička and Roman Vitek carried out various experiments at the military compound in Nikinci,  an exact replica of the Tuzla’s Kapija square.  The buildings were built and the vehicles and ‘persons’  – dolls – were placed exactly at the same distance based on the recordings, photographs and testimonies provided by the official investigation.


And the results were amazing: 13 victims  were hit by projectiles that came from more than one direction, which means that there was NOT only one explosion,  reveals the expert from the University of Defence of the Czech Republic, Czech Ministry of Defence,  – Some of the wounds on the victims are extremely destructive, and won’t be possible by shrapnel projectiles. It is particularly difficult to explain such wounds the remote victims suffered from. The number of hits by shrapnel in the bodies of the victims was nine times higher than the theoretically possible, due to the weight of explosives  130 millimetres projectile carries.


One of the illogical parts is that in Tuzla two people were killed as they stood behind the car, which, according to all parameters,  had to act as a shield, as the alleged explosion took place in front – outside.

– It is impossible for  1,000 and 1,500 people to be at a  tiny square, – experts state. – Even if there was a crowd,  the people who were closer to the blast would act as shields and killing would exclude those at greater distances. Eight people were killed at the distance of more than 20 meters away from the blast, and that’s outside the range of calibre 130 mm projectiles.

Summing up the results of the ballistics analysis,  Komenda, Jedlicka and Vitek stated that out of records of 71 of victims, there haven’t been noticed contradictions only for 26.

Experts point out that, during the reconstruction,  the damage to the “golf”  parked near a grenade is much higher than the damage to the same vehicle, on the same position, under the same circumstances in Tuzla.

Also, during reconstruction, the actual grenade pushed the vehicle all the way to the wall of the building, while in Tuzla, under the same circumstances the vehicle had moved slightly backwards.

During the blast, the glass of boutique “NIK” was broken,  but the dolls remain in their seats, while the tests during reconstruction prove that with such explosion under the same conditions, the shop had to be damaged badly, and dolls turned into pieces. 

Almost since the beginning of the Bosnian war in the spring of 1992, there have been persistent reports — readily found in the European media but little reported in the United States — that civilian deaths in Muslim-held Sarajevo attributed to the Bosnian Serb Army were in some cases actually inflicted by operatives of the Izetbegovic regime in an (ultimately successful) effort to secure American intervention on Sarajevo’s behalf. These allegations include instances of sniping at civilians as well as three major explosions, attributed to Serbian mortar fire, that claimed the lives of dozens of people and, in each case, resulted in the international community’s taking measures against the Muslims’  enemies – the Serbs.

“… The first and foremost of such conclusions is surely the one on the incompatibility of Islam and non-Islamic systems. There can be no peace or coexistence between the “Islamic faith” and non- Islamic societies and political institutions. …Islam clearly excludes the right and possibility of activity of any strange ideology on its own turf. ”

Islamic declaration, p. 27. Alija Izetbegovic, Bosnian Muslim leader