Džamija u Gornjoj Puharskoj
Bosanska Krajina/Western Bosnia
Additional Construction Details
20th c. (1969)
In photos taken immediately after the end of the war, the Gornja Puharska mosque was a ruin, its roof collapsed, its interior gutted. The mosque's masonry minaret, toppled by a blast, fell into the mosque, smashing the entrance façade and causing its complete collapse. Two other walls were left partly collapsed. Only one of the mosque’s four perimeter walls was left standing. The ruin was unstable, and the remains of the mosque were knocked down in 2001 in preparation for rebuilding.
Source (Damage Description)
András Riedlmayer (07/2002) based information and photos from the Medžlis of the Islamic Community of Prijedor and other sources.
In mid-July , […] [t]he population of Gornja Puharska was forced to leave by repeated searches, which sometimes culminated in summary executions; the destruction of its mosque led to panic, and caused the population to flee their homes and seek shelter in other buildings until such time as their departure was organized; in contrast to the fate of other villages, few homes were destroyed.
Source (Informant Statement)
Final Report of the Commission of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 780 (1992) – Annex VIII.A.III.62, par. 62.