Surrounding Serb villages around Srebrenica were used as terrorist bases from which Serbs attacked and killed thousands of Bosniak civilians in Srebrenica.
On May 8th, 1992, in downtown Srebrenica, Serbs killed 23 Bosniak civilians - men, women, children, and elderly. Most victims were burned in their homes in Srebrenica. The youngest victims was 1 year old Nezir Suljic.
Other victims killed on May 8 1992: Avdo Jelkic, Behka Jelkić, Esed Fazlić, Izeta Fazlić, Avdo Dautbašić, Salko Jusić, Mehmed Salimović, Meva Salimović, Hamed Gušić, Asim Redžić, Safet Kulaglić, Muharem Dizdarević, Meho Vejzović, Muša Vejzović, Redžep Redžepović, Bejta Redžepović, Huso Suljić, Muška Suljić, Nisvet Suljić, Nezir Suljić, Omer Murathodžić, Ohran Mujić and Jakub Abdurahmanović.
Between April 18 and May 8 1992, Sabira Cvrk and Rahman Kaljević had also lost their lives as a result of Serb attacks from surrounding Serb villages around Srebrenica.
By the end of May, Serbs had killed 15 Bosniaks in Skelani, and another 51 Bosniaks in Srebrenica.
Bosniaks held commemorated of the 17th anniversary of Serb terror in and around Srebrenica in Zabokvica village. The manifestation was titled "Day of Rememberance." Participants prayed for innocent Muslim victims in a White Mosque in Srebrenica and they also visited Mosque's cemetery where most victims were laid to rest.