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September 3, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Violence waned in the ethnic killing fields of Croatia on Monday, but as much skepticism as hope greeted European-imposed agreement for a cease-fire there. The peace accord wrung early Monday by the 12-nation European Community from distrusting leaders of Yugoslavia's divided republics stemmed most, but not all, of the bloodshed while diplomats scrambled uphill for ways to implement the agreement.
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January 16, 1998 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Croatian government took control of its entire territory Thursday for the first time since declaring independence 6 1/2 years ago and was admonished by U.S. officials to protect the rights of its minority Serbs. In a ceremony in a suburb of the devastated city of Vukovar, where the 1991 Serb-Croat war began, the last piece of Croatia seized by rebel Serbs, the Eastern Slavonia region hugging the Danube River, was formally restored to Zagreb's rule, and a two-year U.N.
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July 28, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed clashes in the breakaway republic of Croatia continued unabated Saturday, with authorities reporting an overnight death toll of about 30 despite pleas from the government to disband local militias to make way for a political settlement. The Yugoslav news agency Tanjug reported fierce mortar and machine-gun battles in Glina, south of the republican capital of Zagreb, with Yugoslav federal army troops pounding back at separatist militia units.
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January 15, 1998 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tears welled in the pale eyes of Danica Trbojevic. The Croatian owner of the house that Trbojevic, 65, has occupied for the last six years is threatening to throw her out. She and her neighbors, all Serbian refugees, are being badgered by Croats eager to come home once this last piece of Serb-held Croatia returns to Croatian rule today. "The owner warned us that no one can protect us day and night," Trbojevic said Wednesday as she added firewood to a stove that heated the small kitchen.
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October 21, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a slight letup in fighting Sunday, Western medical volunteers decided that conditions around the besieged city of Vukovar remained too dangerous to chance a second mercy mission to evacuate wounded from the front lines of Yugoslavia's civil war. The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders managed after a harrowing 13-hour journey through the Serbian-Croatian war zone to rescue 109 seriously injured patients from Vukovar's shattered hospital Saturday.
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July 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Some federal troops began moving back from Slovenia's border areas Sunday, but they did not comply with the Yugoslav government's order to leave the secessionist republic. Meanwhile, ethnic fighting flared across Yugoslavia's other renegade republic, Croatia. At least 12 people were reported killed in the worst weekend of violence in the Yugoslav conflict.
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February 1, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A man armed with an assault rifle fired on a U.N. vehicle in Vukovar, the last Serb-held area of Croatia, killing a Belgian corporal and seriously wounding two other U.N. workers. U.N. sources said the gunman was a young Serb with a criminal record who was arrested after the shooting. The Belgian, whose name was not released, is the first member of the U.N.
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September 2, 1991 | Wm.D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stormy make-or-break debate that dragged deep into the night, representatives of Yugoslavia's feuding regions agreed early today to a European Community peace plan designed to halt ethnic bloodshed and dispel the threat of open civil war in the breakaway republic of Croatia. The plan calls for a cease-fire monitored by European observers in Croatia and a peace conference to include arbitration of disputes between independence-seeking Croats and minority Serbs in Croatia.
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May 13, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Yugoslavia founders in the turbulent seas of ethnic unrest, it would seem to make little difference which republic is at the helm when the ship of state goes under. But this week's transfer of the federal presidency from Serbia to rival Croatia has traumatized Serbian militants and raised fears that further violence may be instigated to prevent an orderly rotation.
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November 19, 1991 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several Western European nations announced Monday that they are ready to send warships to Yugoslavia, if needed, to establish a "humanitarian corridor" to evacuate refugees from the war-torn country. "It is not a question of military intervention but of humanitarian measures with the possibility that those participating would defend themselves," said German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, chairman of the nine-nation Western European Union.
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April 19, 1997 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long after most of the Catholics fled, Father Marko Malovic tends a flock of geese and watches over the medieval monastery that sits like a fortress above the Danube River. He says Mass for the few faithful, fends off "extremists and hooligans" who try to blow up the chapel and safeguards books and relics salvaged from other churches ravaged by war. For more than five years, Malovic has been the only Roman Catholic priest in the Serb-controlled part of Croatia known as Eastern Slavonia.
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February 1, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A man armed with an assault rifle fired on a U.N. vehicle in Vukovar, the last Serb-held area of Croatia, killing a Belgian corporal and seriously wounding two other U.N. workers. U.N. sources said the gunman was a young Serb with a criminal record who was arrested after the shooting. The Belgian, whose name was not released, is the first member of the U.N.
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October 9, 1995 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They found Sava Babic's body in the back of her broken-down yellow Fiat, her legs and a walking cane protruding from a rear door. The 82-year-old Serbian woman had been shot in the cheek. She was discovered by the same team of U.N. civilian police officers who had visited her three days earlier and had heard her complaints about Croatian soldiers trying to steal her car. The U.N. officers were bringing food to Babic when they found her.
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February 18, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Anna selects fairy tales for her nursery school class in Croatia these days, she knows that those penned by Serbs are off limits. And when some of her 25 pupils draw pictures of apes and say, "This is a Serb," or call each other "ugly Serb" on the playground, she knows to keep her mouth shut. Her family has lived here, in the country now called Croatia, for 800 years. She is a citizen of Croatia.
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January 19, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Resuming a tactic that two months ago provoked NATO airstrikes, Serbian rebels in Croatia have been conducting helicopter resupply missions to front-line troops around Bihac in violation of the "no-fly" zone over Bosnia-Herzegovina, a U.N. official said Wednesday. The sorties suggest that the nationalist rebels no longer fear any enforcement of the alliance edict. And neither the North Atlantic Treaty Organization nor the U.N.
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December 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
Serbs from neighboring Croatia attacked Bosnian government troops Sunday, and the Bosnian president warned that a day-old truce would collapse unless the assaults stop. The United Nations said the clashes were not violations of the truce, signed only by the Muslim-led government and Bosnian Serbs. But government leaders warned that the attacks by allies of the Bosnian Serbs could lead to wider fighting.
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May 10, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal leaders ordered the army to restore peace in Croatia after ethnic violence that has killed 20 people, but republic President Franjo Tudjman made clear Thursday that he has no intention of disarming or withdrawing his militia.
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August 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Serbs armed with shotguns and hunting rifles sealed roads into southwestern Croatia on Saturday to prevent the republic's police from blocking a referendum on autonomy. But Serbs and Croatian police said tensions between the two sides were easing in the dispute that seemed to have peaked Friday when Yugoslavian air force fighters intercepted a flight of police helicopters to prevent them from reaching this region near the Adriatic coast.
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December 10, 1994 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First there was the appearance throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina of antiaircraft missile batteries that Western military sources said had come from Yugoslavia. Then there was U.N. confirmation of Yugoslav aid to Croatian Serb rebels, who in turn were openly collaborating with Bosnian Serbs in the month-old assault on Muslims in Bihac, the besieged enclave in the northwestern corner of Bosnia.
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August 21, 1994 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this rocky Dalmatian hinterland where the war for Greater Serbia began three summers ago, the first rebels to dare challenge the word of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic are experiencing deja vu . Milosevic's faraway but high-profile power struggle with his Bosnian Serb proxy, Radovan Karadzic, replays a feud he choreographed with Croatian Serbs in early 1992, when the insurgents here refused to sign a U.N.
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