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NATO warplanes bomb Serb targets

By Srecko Latal
30 August 1995.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — In their most massive attack yet on Bosnian Serbs, wave after wave of NATO warplanes bombed Serb targets around Sarajevo early Wednesday in retaliation for a marketplace massacre [the second markale massacre] that killed 37 people.

Jets roared over Sarajevo at about 2 a.m. (8 p.m. EDT Tuesday), and the first explosions were heard 90 minutes later from the southeast, in the direction of the Bosnian Serb stronghold of Pale.

Observers in Sarajevo also could see bright flashes and hear explosions from the direction of Vogosca, a Serb-held suburb a few miles north of Sarajevo. There is a Bosnian Serb munitions factory in the town.

The sky over Vogosca was red and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen in the predawn light. There appeared to be a large fire burning past a frontline hill north of the besieged capital.

President Clinton, vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., called the attack “an appropriate response to the shelling of Sarajevo.”

“I think it is something that had to be done,” Clinton added. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

Serbs kill at least 37 in the second Sarajevo massacre

Shells land near marketplace in Sarajevo; 37 killed, 80 hurt

The Spokesman Review
29 August 1995.

U.S. blames Bosnian Serbs and urges NATO, U.N. military action

By Roger Cohen

Two shells slammed into the central Sarajevo market area today, killing at least 37 people and wounding 80 in the most devastating single attack on the Bosnian capital since a similar one 18 months ago led NATO to vow that the city would be protected.

Limbs and flesh were splattered on storefronts, and bodies fell to pieces as they were lifted into cars. After 40 months of Serbian siege and bombardment, the scene was familiar, but the horrified frenzy among an exhausted population was still intense.

The United States blamed the Bosnian Serbs for the attack, and United Nations officials in Sarajevo suggested that the 120-millimeter mortar that had caused most of the damage had been fired from Serbian positions south of the capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 12:47 am

Serbs Kill at least 66 civilians in Sarajevo massacre

The Gainesville, p.1c
6 February 1994.

66 Killed in Markale Massacre, Hundreds Injured

By Tony Smith
The Associated Press

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Bodies and severed limbs lay amid bloodstained market stalls after a mortar shell landed in a crowd of Saturday shoppers, butchering at least 66 people and wounding more than 200.

The bloodiest single attack on Sarajevo’s civilians since the war began 22 months ago came just after noon, as people filled the Markale market to scavenge for basic necessities.

“There are trucks of dead. There are legs, arms, heads, as many as you want,” said a wounded young man waiting for care at Kosevo Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9, 2010 at 12:36 am