May 10, 1996 |
As Bosnian Serb police stood by, fellow Serbs on Thursday attacked a U.N. police truck and journalists who were accompanying Muslims visiting former homes and relatives' graves. Two shots were fired by one Serb, but no one was hit in this town about 50 miles north of Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The four attackers smashed a Bosnian television camera and stomped on an Associated Press camera and three lenses.
August 5, 1995 |
Invading its breakaway Krajina region in an all-out assault, Croatia triggered international protest and stiff resistance from rebel Serbs on Friday in what is shaping up to be the biggest land battle in Europe since World War II. The Croats, attacking with tanks and mechanized vehicles behind artillery barrages, reported major gains. The Serbs, however, denied them. The United Nations reported "cautious ground advances" but said it did not have enough information to confirm the Croatian claims.
July 29, 1995 |
A powerful Croatian army force seized key crossroads towns from rebel Serbs on Friday in cross-border fighting that the United Nations and NATO experts warned could ignite a wider war in the Balkans. The Croats, who went into Bosnia-Herzegovina earlier this week, captured the Bosnian town of Bosansko Grahovo.
June 26, 1995 |
Nine people, including four children who had ventured outdoors to play, were killed Sunday in mortar and sniper attacks on a city desperate to free itself from 38 months of Bosnian Serb siege. Six people were killed when a shell slammed into a downtown neighborhood near the central market, which had been crowded earlier in the day with shoppers enjoying a respite from fighting and rainstorms. Among the dead there were three children, including two little girls in summer dresses.
June 7, 1995 |
A recent Bosnian Serb artillery attack left 73 dead in Tuzla, an industrial city in Bosnia that the United Nations had designated a safe haven. Most of the dead were teenagers or persons in their 20s, and "many lie in a new cemetery above the town," reporter Alex Thompson said in a story from Independent Television News that aired Monday on PBS' "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour."
April 9, 1995 |
A U.S. relief plane was hit by Serb gunfire Saturday, and all aid flights to Sarajevo were canceled. The gunfire underscored the mounting tensions between U.N. peacekeepers and Bosnia's warring sides, which have resumed fighting in recent weeks despite an ostensible cease-fire. The 10 bullets that hit the C-130 transport plane during takeoff came from rebel Serb positions northwest of the airport, a U.N. spokesman said. The plane's hydraulic system was damaged and the cockpit windshield hit, U.