September 10, 1997 |
In a dramatic escalation of tensions among Bosnian Serbs, a senior leader, his closest aides and dozens of his gunmen were trapped for hours Tuesday in a hotel besieged by an angry mob and surrounded by rival police. Most of the captives were eventually rescued--and disarmed--by NATO troops. Momcilo Krajisnik, the Bosnian Serb member of Bosnia's three-member presidency, was pelted with gravel, eggs and bottles as he escaped a crowd that branded him and his government as crooks.
September 26, 1992 |
Senior Bush administration officials said the United States has reliable information that up to 3,000 Muslims were killed in May and June at Serb-run detention camps near Brcko, about 75 miles north of Sarajevo, the New York Times reported in today's editions. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that reports had been received of up to 2,000 people killed in Serb camps.
October 23, 2003 |
Nearly 200,000 Bosnians bade an emotional farewell to former President Alija Izetbegovic, who died Sunday at age 78. He was a father figure for many Muslims who credited him with saving their ethnic group from extermination by the Serbs during Bosnia-Herzegovina's 1992-95 war. "He was my president and my commander," said Muharem Aladzuz, a teary former soldier in the massive crowd outside Sarajevo's Kovaci Cemetery.
January 31, 1994 |
Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky, leader of Russia's nationalist opposition, said Sunday that his party would consider any North Atlantic Treaty Organization air strike against Serbs in Bosnia-Herzegovina to be tantamount to a declaration of war against Russia.
May 14, 1994 |
The Muslim-led government's army received weapons and explosives smuggled from Iran and elsewhere in violation of a 1991 U.N. arms embargo, a senior Bosnian military source said Friday. The report of the shipments came a day after the U.S. Senate voted to urge President Clinton to work to lift the U.N. arms embargo on the Bosnian government, which is outgunned by the Bosnian Serbs.
February 28, 2003 |
Biljana Plavsic, the former Bosnian Serb president who expressed remorse for the horrors committed against non-Serbs during Bosnia-Herzegovina's war, was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison for promoting a campaign of murder, rape and torture. Plavsic, 72 -- once known as Bosnia's "iron lady" -- is the highest-ranking politician from the former Yugoslav federation to be sentenced by the court. More than 200,000 people are believed to have died in Bosnia.