July 28, 1993 |
International mediators Tuesday cited progress in long-stalled Bosnian peace negotiations after the warring Balkan leaders talked for the first time in more than six months and agreed to meet again today. Details of the talks remained wrapped in secrecy as all sides appeared determined to keep the peace process going.
June 10, 1993 |
Muslim forces pounded Croats in Novi Travnik with artillery shells as a brush-fire war between the former allies in central Bosnia grew Wednesday. The town is only four miles south of Travnik, which Muslims captured from Croats last weekend in a rout that cost hundreds of lives and triggered an exodus of terrified civilians. The Bosnian Croat leader, Mate Boban, accused Muslims of killing or expelling thousands of Croats during the fighting and appealed to nearby Croatia for help.
January 6, 1993 |
International mediators on Tuesday headed to a key meeting with hard-line Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in a last-ditch push to bring peace to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The mediators, Cyrus R. Vance and Lord Owen, traveled to Belgrade, the Serbian and federal Yugoslav capital, for a meeting today with Milosevic. He is the man most blamed for fomenting the war in Bosnia, and he has considerable influence over Bosnian Serbs.
October 23, 1993 |
Rebel Muslim leader Fikret Abdic, who controls a patch of northwest Bosnia in defiance of the Muslim-led government in Sarajevo, signed a peace agreement Friday with Bosnian Serbs. He made the pact in Belgrade with Radovan Karadzic of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb Republic and Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, who predicted it would "bring peace to half of (Bosnia)."
May 9, 1992 |
Serbian and Croatian politicians in Bosnia-Herzegovina have conspired to carve up the newly independent republic, but new eruptions of ethnic fighting Friday underscored the failings of a plan that ignores the interests of Bosnia's largest nationality, the Slavic Muslims. State-run media in Belgrade heralded the Serb-Croat agreement as a step toward peace in Bosnia, where at least 400 people have been killed since Serbs took up arms to protest independence two months ago.
May 12, 1993 |
Croats battled Bosnia's Muslim-led army for the western half of Mostar on Tuesday, defying a truce intended to cool renewed fighting between the former allies. Croatian forces were trying to push the Muslims across the Neretva River to the east bank. On Monday, the Croats captured the army headquarters in the city, which was burned out and still smoking Tuesday. Many Croats want to unite southwestern Bosnia with neighboring Croatia, making the Neretva the eastern boundary of a "Greater Croatia."