June 15, 1993 |
Serbian gunners pounded the eastern Muslim enclave of Gorazde and stepped up shelling of Sarajevo on Monday as the commander of U.N. peacekeepers arrived here in the capital hoping to arrange a truce. Fighting between Bosnian Croats and Muslim-led government forces also moved closer to Sarajevo, with the onetime allies battling along the road to Kiseljak west of the capital. "This is the first time we've seen this kind of shelling concentrated in this area," said Cmdr.
February 1, 1993 |
The president of Bosnia-Herzegovina vowed Sunday that he would never agree to a division of his country that awards "the biggest slaughterhouses of ethnic cleansing" to the Serbian gunmen who carried out the deadly campaign for an "ethnically pure" state. But President Alija Izetbegovic said his refusal to sign a separate cease-fire agreement for Bosnia has to do only with reservations about whether U.N.
January 24, 1993 |
As Serbian shells slammed into Bosnian cities and Croatian troops pressed an assault on U.N.-protected territory, leaders of the warring factions in former Yugoslav republics assured Western mediators Saturday of their heartfelt commitment to peace. The escalating bloodshed in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia has highlighted a flaw in the rationale of U.N.
January 18, 1993 |
Yugoslav and Bosnian government forces dueled with artillery in a sharp escalation of the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, while Bosnian troops fought to cut off rebel Serbs from their Yugoslav allies. The cross-border shelling marked the first time Yugoslavia has acknowledged intervening in the war since withdrawing its troops from the former Yugoslav republic seven months ago.
January 17, 1993 |
Serbs blocked a U.N. aid convoy with a log barricade Saturday from reaching a besieged Muslim town where scores are reportedly dying from cold and hunger, relief officials said. Fighting between Bosnian government forces and Bosnian Serb rebels, meanwhile, spilled over into Serbia, one of two republics left in what remains of Yugoslavia.
October 11, 1992 |
Serbian aircraft reportedly bombed two northern Bosnian cities Saturday in defiance of a U.N. ban on military flights over the former Yugoslav republic. Serbian leaders denied the report. Despite the apparent Serbian defiance, the international aid airlift to Sarajevo, which resumed last week after a month's hiatus, gathered pace with 13 planes bringing in desperately needed food and medical supplies. But west of Sarajevo, a U.N.
September 25, 1992 |
Shelling frustrated U.N. soldiers' attempts Thursday to restore electrical power that was knocked out three days earlier to 80% of the Bosnian capital. Shelling began Wednesday morning as a team of engineers left U.N. Protection Force headquarters in an armored car for the damaged power station north of the city at Ugorsko. They made no progress on repairs. Sarajevo has suffered from irregular electricity and water supplies for much of the nearly six-month-long siege by Serbian forces.
September 10, 1992 |
The commander of U.N. troops in Sarajevo accused Bosnian forces Wednesday of attacking a U.N. convoy and said it was part of a plan to discredit the United Nations. In Paris, French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas called the assault, which killed two French soldiers and wounded five, "a veritable act of war against members of a humanitarian operation." "The light was clear enough to see the U.N. insignia," U.N. Brig. Gen. Hussein Aly Abdulrazek said. "These irresponsible elements . . .
August 18, 1992 |
Mortar shells crashed into a jammed refugee hotel in the Bosnian capital Monday, setting it ablaze and sending frightened people screaming into darkened streets. Sarajevo radio said five people died. The Hotel Europe, home to 1,500 refugees, was still burning hours after four mortar shells smashed into the five-story building. Sarajevo was lighted by flashes of gunfire and other explosions. "There was fire everywhere," said 13-year-old Almier Jipa, who fled the hotel to an underground cafe.
August 15, 1992 |
North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies failed Friday to agree on a plan to provide military protection for relief shipments to besieged Bosnia-Herzegovina, even as the European Community's latest effort to engineer peace in the Balkans ran aground.