Serbian forces launched airstrikes against Bosnian Army positions in northwestern Bosnia on September 25 in a blatant violation of the no-fly-zone. NATO confirmed on September 26 that it had detected the flights, but was unable to respond in a timely manner. NATO has routinely limited enforcement of the no-fly-zone to patrols over the Adriatic Sea for several months.
Fighting was reported September 24 near Brcko, a strategic point along the Posavina corridor across northern Bosnia used by the Serbs to supply their forces in western Bosnia. Bosnian Croat militia and Croatian Army forces are reportedly massing north of the corridor, although it is unclear whether their aim is to sever it or liberate territory to the west. Serbian forces launched rocket attacks against six towns in central and eastern Croatia on September 26. Croatia hinted that it would attack Serbian positions in Bosnia if the rocket attacks continued.
ACSB believes that, if implemented, these principles would complete the dismantlement of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its constitution and replace them with a new state consisting of two new entities, a new parliament, a new presidency, and a new constitutional court. The Republic's democratically elected and multi-ethnic government and institutions would be relegated to the scrap heap of history.
ACSB deplores the U.S. Administration's pressures on the Bosnian government to effectively surrender and accept a plan that would destroy a UN-member state and reward aggression by carving Bosnia into two entities -- one for the victims and one for the aggressors.