Shelling resumed at 8 a.m. on 8 July, and was most concentrated in Potočari and Srebrenica town. By 1 p.m., the UNMOs located in the PTT building had counted 34 explosions in Srebrenica town. Having withstood increasingly more accurate fire since 6 July, OP Foxtrot finally fell on 8 July. The commander of “F” observation post decides to withraw its crew from it and a Dutch soldier died in the withdrawal. The command of the Dutch battalion files another request for close air support, which was turned down.
Later that day, OP Sierra and OP Uniform also came under fire from the Bosnian Serb Forces. UNPROFOR protested to the Main Staff that the OPs were being attacked. However, OP Mike, located in the northern part of the enclave, came under direct fire on the following day. In the early evening the VRS occupied “U” observation post, the Dutch crew decides to surrender to the VRS instead of retreating towards Srebrenica. Thereafter, the VRS began taking over the OPs one by one.
Meanwhile, the southern perimeter of the enclave began to collapse as the Bosnian Serb Forces moved into the enclave. Late in the evening of 8 July, as Bosnian Serb Forces approached the Swedish Shelter Project near OP Sierra and OP Kilo, 4,000 refugees streamed towards Srebrenica town. By then, the town was already packed, and large numbers of people had begun to congregate at the Bravo Company compound in the centre of Srebrenica town.
The same day a meeting was held in Geneva organized by the UN Secretary General , attended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN SG's Special Representative Akashi, General Janvier and Gereral Ruper Smith, there was no any discussion about the situation in Srebrenica whatsoever.