Pulse – Bosnian Population Growing In St. Louis

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St. Louis, MO (KPLR) - April 1, 2012 marks twenty years since the start of the Bosnian War, the most horrific conflict on European soil since World War II. When Bosnia Herzogovina  declared independence in March 1992, Bosnian Serbs, Orthodox Christians wanted their own state and fought for it.  Bosnia's Muslim population was the main target of attacks. Thousands of women and children were raped and thousands of men and boys were killed. The war ended nearly three years later, December 1995. By the time it was over, two million people were displaced and at least one hundred thousand were killed. Thousands of Bosnians fled their war torn country, many settled in St. Louis. More than seventy thousand Bosnians call St. Louis home. It is the largest Bosnian population outside the country of Bosnia.