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Hunting Serbian Terrorists Around Sarajevo

Bosnian Soldier Hunts His Father

The News-Journal
30 December 1992.
By Neil MacFarquhar

Photo: A father and son pass the body of a Bosnian policeman killed by a shell Wednesday in Sarajevo (AP)

Photo: A father and son pass the body of a Bosnian policeman killed by a shell Wednesday in Sarajevo (AP)SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Samir Petrovic has something very dark indeed in mind when he aims his bazooka each day: He want to kill his father.

Samir, fighting on the Bosnian government side, is in an anti-tank squadron in the suburb of Stup, where his father, Ljubomir Petrovic, commands a tank battalion for the Serbs [who terrorize Sarajevo].

“Chances are pretty good. I think about it a lot. It inspired me to fight,” the 19-year-old said in an interview at home, surrounded by his mother’s Bosniak relatives. He interrogates captured Serbs for news of his father.

The war that broke out nine months ago has destroyed much of Sarajevo and frayed the interwoven threads of its multiethnic culture. Some Serbs have left to fight with the Serb nationalists challenging the Bosnian government. Families like the Petrovics have split. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm