Korićanske stijene

Korićanske stijene (Korićani's Rocks) are nearly vertical cliffs above Ilomska Canyon (on Vlašić Mountain). It is located about half a kilometer from the village Korićani, at an altitude between of about 750 and 1,100 meters. On the right cliff above Ilomska are Marići's and Imljani's rocks (1,100 m also). Thus, the depth of the abyss is 350 to 400 meters.[1][2][3][4]



On August 21, 1992, the rocks were the site of the Korićani Cliffs massacre of more than 200 civilians (Bosniaks and Croats) from Prijedor.[5]

Every year on August 21 at Korićanske rocks, the anniversary of the massacre is marked by throwing 250 roses into the abyss, symbolizing the murdered civilians.


  1. Vojnogeografski institut, Ed. (1955): Vlašić (List karte 1:100.000, Izohipse na 20 m). Vojnogeografski institut, Beograd.
  2. Spahić M. et al. (2000): Bosna i Hercegovina (1:250.000). Izdavačko preduzeće „Sejtarija“, Sarajevo.
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  4. Mučibabić B., Ed. (1998): Geografski atlas Bosne i Hercegovine. Geodetski zavod BiH, Sarajevo.
  5. http://www.icty.org/x/cases/mrda/cis/en/cis_mrdja_en.pdf

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