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November 18, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded and fearful of a massacre, Croatian fighters in the devastated city of Vukovar asked Sunday to negotiate a surrender but were told that they must give in to Serbian-led forces unconditionally. In the Croatian capital of Zagreb, officials conceded that the Vukovar forces have been defeated after a three-month battle with the Yugoslav army and Serbian guerrillas that by some estimates took more than 1,000 lives.
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November 22, 1991 | BLAINE HARDEN, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Serb-dominated Yugoslav army, whose big guns have smashed this Danube River city, conducted a grisly press tour Thursday of what is left of Vukovar and blamed its destruction on "Croatian fascism." The grotesque parade--during which corpses of Serbs with cleaved-open skulls and gouged-out eyes were displayed for reporters before luncheon was served in a bombed-out hotel--was punctuated by a long oration from a senior army colonel.
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November 22, 1991 | BLAINE HARDEN, THE WASHINGTON POST
The Serb-dominated Yugoslav army, whose big guns have smashed this Danube River city, conducted a grisly press tour Thursday of what is left of Vukovar and blamed its destruction on "Croatian fascism." The grotesque parade--during which corpses of Serbs with cleaved-open skulls and gouged-out eyes were displayed for reporters before luncheon was served in a bombed-out hotel--was punctuated by a long oration from a senior army colonel.
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November 18, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded and fearful of a massacre, Croatian fighters in the devastated city of Vukovar asked Sunday to negotiate a surrender but were told that they must give in to Serbian-led forces unconditionally. In the Croatian capital of Zagreb, officials conceded that the Vukovar forces have been defeated after a three-month battle with the Yugoslav army and Serbian guerrillas that by some estimates took more than 1,000 lives.
WORLD
March 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A landmark war crimes trial opened at Belgrade's Special Court for six Serbs accused of slaughtering 192 Croatian prisoners in the Balkan conflicts. The trial over the killings in Vukovar, Croatia, comes under a new prime minister who opposes the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague as biased against Serbs. Serbia's judiciary hopes that if the trial meets international standards, additional cases can be tried at home rather than at the U.N. tribunal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Milos Vojnovic, 50, a leader of ethnic Serbs in Croatia, died Friday at his home in Vukovar, Croatia, of an apparent heart attack. Vojnovic, a Serb, had worked as a judge in the Serb para-state that rebels proclaimed in the Vukovar area and other Croatian territories seized in the 1991 war. The fighting erupted when Serbs rebelled against the area's declaration of independence from the former Serb-dominated Yugoslavia.
OPINION
February 15, 2002
Re "Slobodan Milosevic Is the Scapegoat in a Show Trial," Commentary, Feb. 12: I was left speechless at the attempt to portray Slobodan Milosevic as a victim. The authors have an unbelievable ability to ignore the mountains of evidence of Milosevic's strategy of a Greater Serbia. Whose army laid siege to Vukovar in Croatia? Where did the artillery shells come from that pounded Sarajevo for three years? Marko Luposina and Andre Huzsvai dismiss the "overblown issues of 'rape camps' to 'concentration camps.
NEWS
June 23, 2001 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Approval of a legal framework for handing over former President Slobodan Milosevic and other suspects to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague is expected today, Yugoslav Interior Minister Zoran Zivkovic said Friday. After failing to win enough parliamentary support to pass a law resolving the issue, top reformist leaders decided at a Thursday night meeting that they will seek passage of a decree or regulation at the Yugoslav Cabinet level, Zivkovic said.
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March 25, 2001 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Considered the world's leading forensic anthropologist, Clyde Snow travels internationally to unlock secrets of the dead. The 73-year-old Oklahoman has identified thousands of victims of disasters, accidents and violent crimes. In many cases, he's discovered how individuals died and aided law enforcement officials in bringing their killers to justice. "It's challenging work, and a lot of these cases turn into interesting detective stories," Snow said.
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August 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
Air force jets, army tanks and heavy artillery attacked the strategic Danube River town of Vukovar in eastern Croatia late Friday in an onslaught that could give Serbian rebels a key foothold in the republic. The European Community worked desperately for a new cease-fire but seemed unlikely to achieve it before a deadline set by Croatia, which says it will mobilize all able-bodied males for war if the federal army does not withdraw to barracks by today.
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