Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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The Siege of Mostar in 1993 during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian Genocide (1993) - Siege of Mostar in 1993

Bosnian Genocide (1993) - Siege of Mostar in 1993

Mostar was surrounded by the Croat forces for nine months, and much of its historic city was severely damaged in shelling including the famous Stari Most bridge.

Mostar was divided into a Western part, which was dominated by the Croat forces and an Eastern part where the Army of Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was largely concentrated. However, the Bosnian Army had its headquarters in West Mostar in the basement of a building complex referred to as Vranica. In the early hours of May 9, 1993, the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) attacked Mostar using artillery, mortars, heavy weapons and small arms. The HVO controlled all roads leading into Mostar and international organisations were denied access. Radio Mostar announced that all Bosniaks should hang out a white flag from their windows. Read the rest of this entry »