But British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, interviewed by CNN, said that outside forces have very little control over the situation.
"Of course there is dismay and frustration," he said. "But that's partly because we have deluded ourselves . . . that from outside, the U.N. or NATO can actually impose peace with justice on a civil war in Bosnia."
Times staff writer Stanley Meisler contributed to this report.
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What's At Stake
What may transpire after Serbian forces flush out about 200,000 Muslims still inside the Bihac pocket is still uncertain. Here are a few of the possible scenarios:
1. Serbian forces will create a corridor through Serb-held territory allowing Bosnian Muslims safe passage to Karlovac, Croatia.
2. A rail link between Knin, a town inside Serb-held territory in Croatia, and Banja Luka, a town inside Serb-held territory in Bosnia-Herzegovina, will allow Serbian forces to fortify and consolidate their strength in northwestern Bosnia.
3. Croatia could be pushed into the war by the influx of additional Muslim refugees into the country and the possibility of losing the Serb-held territories within Croatia's borders.
4. Croatia could relinquish protective rights over a strip of central Bosnia-Herzegovina still under Muslim control in exchange for Serbi-held territories inside Croatia.
Source: Times staff reports