Prijedor Photo COllection


Author (Creator)

András Riedlmayer

Alternate Name(s)

Džamija u Kevljanima


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Bosanska Krajina/Western Bosnia

Building Type


Building Use


Historical Period


Additional Construction Details

20th c. (1983)

Building Setting

heavily damaged

Building Condition

heavily damaged

Damage Description

In photographs taken at the end of the war, the Kevljani mosque’s roof is gone, its interior open to the sky. The perimeter walls remain standing up to the roofline. A large hole (blast damage?) can be seen in the front wall of the brick entrance portico of the mosque. The shaft of the mosque’s minaret, toppled by a blast, can be seen lying on the ground next to the mosque. The massive base of the minaret, 3-4m high, remains in situ, fissured by the blast.

Source (Damage Description)

András Riedlmayer (07/2002), based on information and photos from Medžlis of the Islamic Community of Prijedor and other sources.

Informant Statement

According to information in the records of the Medžlis of the Islamic Community of Prijedor, the mosque in Kevljani was built by members of the local congregation before the Second World War. It was renovated in the 1980s, and then again on the eve of the recent war, when a new, tall concrete minaret and a new entrance portico were added to the mosque. The Kevljani mosque was destroyed in the first months of the war in 1992.

Source (Informant Statement)

Ahmet-efendija Rahmanović, head imam in Prijedor (07/2002), interviewed by András Riedlmayer