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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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United States Air Force to Help Bosnian Muslims

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5,000 Bosnian Muslims, including 2,000 children, died of starvation in six besieged enclaves, including Srebrenica and Zepa.


Kentucky New Era, p.5A
25 February 1993.
By Laurinda Keys

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — First, 600,000 leaflets will flutter down on eastern Bosnia, telling residents about a coming American airdrop. Then, tons of food and medicine will fall from the sky.

Our hope is to watch for presents from heaven,” said Fadil Heljic, a ham radio operator in the besieged town of Zepa.

The Defense Department is not disclosing a starting date for its airdrop into eastern Bosnia, but it was expected to start this weekend. It is intended to help about 300,000 cold, hungry Muslims [Bosniaks] in six enclaves besieged by Serb fighters.

About 5,000 people in those areas, including 2,000 children, have died of hunger and cold this winter, according to unconfirmed reports by the Bosnian government. Read the rest of this entry »

2,300 Refugees Fleeing Bosnian Genocide Reach Relative Safety

Gettysburg Times, p.8A
30 March 1993.
[two years before the Srebrenica Genocide]

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina – More than 2,300 Bosniak refugees took advantage of a ceasefire and a rare relief convoy Monday to flee the cold, hunger and encircling Serb force at the eastern Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica.

The refugees – women, children and old men – were packed so tightly into the 19 U.N. trucks that they had to stand on their luggage. But they waved with relief as they reached safety in the Bosnian government-held city of Tuzla.

Some apparently died en route. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Bosnian Genocide Survivor of the Karakaj Massacre: "Up to 700 Killed"

Photo: Bosnian workers carry a body bag of human remains as forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons, ICMP, inspect human remains at a mass-grave site in the village of Karakaj near the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik, Sunday, May 25, 2008.

The Spokesman-Review
24 June 1992.

By Dan Stets

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — When the Serbian guards started shooting, Fedhija Hasanovic was so terrified that he fell to the floor. The impulse saved his life. Fourteen of the 16 Bosnian [Bosnian Muslim] men in the room with him died instantly. The 15th, wounded in the stomach, took a bit longer.

Hasanovic, who managed to crawl away over the corpses of his neighbors, is one of a few known survivors of a death camp run by Serbs in a village called Karakaj in northeastern Bosnia near the town of Zvornik.

Serbian fighters herded about 700 Bosnian Muslim men into the technical school in Karakaj on June 1, 1992; when Hasanovic escaped on Jun e8, at least 400 of them were dead. He suspects that Serbian guards have since then killed the remaining 300. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 4:10 am

Ethnic Cleansing of Bosnia, "Civilian Committee for the Exchange of Population"

Ellensburg Daily Record
21 September 1994.

BIJELJINA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Vojkan Djurkovic [Serb] describes himself as a nice guy, just trying to help people get to where they want to go.

Not so, according to hundreds of Bosniaks who say Djurkovic and his henchmen stole their homes and belongings and forced them to travel through a war zone in northern Bosnia to ‘safety.’

The same story is told by many of the thousands of non-Serbs who have arrived this summer in the government-held town of Tuzla, 30 miles southwest of Bijeljina. They accuse Djurkovic and his Orwellian-sounding Civilian Committee for the Exchange of Population of carrying out a mass purge meant to make the region pure Serb. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 12:32 am

Serbs Kill Bosnian Foreign Minister, Take UN Peacekeepers as Hostages

Gettysburg Times
29 May 1995.

By George Jahn

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnia’s foreign minister and three colleagues were killed Sunday when rebel Serbs shot down their helicopter near the Bosnian-Croatian border. Serbs, defying escalating global condemnation, also seized more U.N. peacekeepers.

Croatian Serb forces claimed responsibility for downing the chopper, the Croatian Serb news agency ISKRA reported. The helicopter had traveled 10 miles from the besieged Bosnian government-held enclave of Bihac when it crashed just across the Croatian border.

Bosnian Serbs, confident U.N. hostages would shield them from a repeat of last week’s NATO air raids on ammunition dumps, seized 33 more peacekeepers, all British, near Gorazde in eastern Bosnia. Five of the captured peacekeepers were later injured in a car accident, Bosnian Serb TV said.

By nightfall, the Serbs held 317 U.N. personnel, the U.N. said, including more than 200 peacekeepers, most of them French, surrounded near Sarajevo and 30 U.N. monitors, some of whom were chained to potential NATO targets.

As the Serbs upped the stakes, frustrated U.N. officials demanded their masters in the world’s capitals tell them what to do: stand tough or back away in the most humiliating retreat of the United Nations’ 50-year history. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuzla massacre, Serbs slaughter at least 70 Bosniak civilians

Lodi News-Sentinel
26 May 1995.

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serbs answered a NATO airstrike Thursday with a defiant barrage of shells aimed at government-held cities, including a carnage that killed at least 70 people in this norther city. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Battle at Brcko crucial for Muslims in Bosnia

Bosnian forces advance toward Brezovo Polje in hopes of freeing Bosnian Muslim civilians tortured in a Serbian-run concentration camp.

New Straits Times
14 October 1992.

Wan A. Hulaimi

LONDON, Tues. — News coming from Bosanski Brod, which reportedly “fell” to Serbian forces last week, reveal the extent of co-operation now existing between Belgrade and Zagreb after a meeting between their two presidents in Geneva to slice up Bosnia-Herzegovina at the expense of the Muslims [Bosniaks]. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16, 2010 at 10:43 pm