April 13, 1999 |
The highest-ranking Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect in U.N. custody went on trial at The Hague for allegedly leading what prosecutors called a "monstrous" purge of Muslims from central Bosnia in 1992 and 1993. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia charged that Dario Kordic, 38, killed at least 100 civilians.
October 5, 1998 |
Sabira Pazarac's strength and persistence went a long way in keeping her family together. The Muslim seamstress opened her store almost every day of Bosnia-Herzegovina's 3 1/2-year war and furiously sewed clothes custom-ordered by the wives of the men who were, essentially, her Serbian captors. "People were saying: 'How can you work? They are rounding people up and shooting them, and you just sit behind your sewing machine,' " she said. "That is what sustained me.
February 18, 1998 |
Two Bosnian Serbs pleaded not guilty to war crimes charges but openly thanked U.S. diplomats and NATO troops to whom they surrendered Saturday. Miroslav Tadic, 61, and Milan Simic, 40, are the first Bosnian Serbs to turn themselves over voluntarily to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. In a brief initial appearance before the U.N.
December 19, 1997 |
Signaling a far-reaching shift of U.S. policy, President Clinton on Thursday declined to set a date for withdrawal of American forces in Bosnia and conceded that it had been a mistake to pledge that the troops would be home by June. Rather than set a new exit date, Clinton said it would be more "honest" to list some of the conditions he seeks in Bosnia-Herzegovina before a permanent withdrawal occurs.
August 7, 1997 |
In the latest American attempt to salvage the Bosnian peace accords, trouble-shooter Richard Holbrooke on Wednesday secured new promises from two Balkan presidents to live up to their end of the bargain. Holbrooke, the architect of the plan that ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Robert Gelbard, President Clinton's special Bosnia coordinator, extracted the promises in more than eight hours of negotiations at a seaside villa in this Adriatic port.
December 4, 1996 |
Bosnian Muslims produced chemical weapons during the 3 1/2-year Bosnian war but stopped making them early this year after the fighting ended, Jane's Intelligence Review reports. In the January issue of the Review, a Bosnian Muslim journalist writing under the pseudonym Enis Dzanic said Muslims produced 120-millimeter chlorine-filled mortar rounds in the city of Tuzla, now headquarters for U.S. peacekeeping troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina.