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BosNet Digest V5 #17 / Jan. 10, 1996

From: Nermin Zukic <n6zukic@SMS.BUSINESS.UWO.CA>

Bosnia-Herzegovina News Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] ONE DEAD AND NINETEEN INJURED PERSONS

  • [02] THREE PROJECTILES FIRED ON EASTERN PART OF MOSTAR

  • [03] B-H REFUSED AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS

  • [04] CLINTON IN B-H

  • [05] BLOODSHED IN SARAJEVO - SERBS TARGETED A TRAM

  • [06] L. SMITH - NO INSTRUCTORS AND ARMS FOR BOSNIANS

  • [07] DOCTORS ARE LACKING IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

  • [08] MILLON STRESSES CREDITS OF FRANCE FOR PEACE IN BOSNIA


  • [01] ONE DEAD AND NINETEEN INJURED PERSONS

    Sarajevo, Jan 1O,1996 (Press TWRA) - The result of yesterday's Bosnian Serbs' attack on the tram in the center of Sarajevo is 19 injured citizens among which were three children. One women, whose identity is impossible to establish, was killed. The IFOR spokesman Bob Anderson said that it has been undoubtably established that the mine-launcher projectile was fired from Grbavica, part of the city under Serbian control.

    After this attack the situation in Sarajevo is still tense. The letter which one of the bosnian Serbs leaders Momcilo Krajisnik sent to EU High Representative Carl Bildt makes situation even worse. Krajisnik demands the extension of the deadline for handing over the parts of the city under Serbian control to B-H Federation, until September 15. Krajisnik warned in his letter about the other possible terrorist attacks on the city by "dissatisfied Serbs". (end) S.K.

    [02] THREE PROJECTILES FIRED ON EASTERN PART OF MOSTAR

    Mostar, Jan 1O, 1996 (Press TWRA) - Safet Orucevic, major of Eastern part of Mostar said in an interview for the local TV that he will demand from Republic Croatia to sent its police forces in order to help establishing the joint police forces in Mostar.

    The EU Police Forces headquarters in Mostar announced that last night around 8:3O p.m. three mortar grenades fell on the Eastern part of Mostar. It has not yet been establish from which direction the projectiles were fired. (end) S.K.

    [03] B-H REFUSED AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS

    Sarajevo, Jan 1O,1996 (Press TWRA) - The B-H Government representatives refused yesterday to sign the agreement on release of war prisoners proposed by the International Red Cross. The President of B-H Commission for exchange of war prisoners Amor Masovic said on the press conference in Sarajevo that Serbian side presented the list with the names of only 123 B-H citizens. Masovic said that was "ridicules" because B-H Government has 24 742 persons who disappeared or have been imprisoned since the war started on file. The Serbian list is only O,5 of the actual number of missing persons. The B-H Foreign Minister Sacirbey stated that his Government will not sign the agreement, until it gets some answers about the destiny of persons who were on previous lists. "In opposite, that could mean that anyone can kill war prisoner and walk free", said Sacirbey.

    The Hague - The International Tribunal for War Crimes on the territory of Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and NATO will sign on Jan 19, in Brussels the agreement which will denote the ways of extradition of the war criminals in case IFOR soldiers capture any of them on the B-H territory, said ICTY spokesman Christian Chartier. (end) S.K.

    [04] CLINTON IN B-H

    Washington, Jan 1O,1996 (Press TWRA) - The White House spokesman M. McCurry announced that US President Clinton will visit next weekend US troops deployed in B-H. The details of the visit are still secret for security reasons. According to the sources close to B-H Government Clinton will meet with B-H Government representatives and US troops in Tuzla. (end) S.K.

    [05] BLOODSHED IN SARAJEVO - SERBS TARGETED A TRAM

    Sarajevo, Jan 9, 1996 (Press TWRA) In today's Serb assault on a tram in the Sarajevo center, one passenger was killed and dozen wounded. The tram was hit by rocket launched grenade from the Serb terrorist position in the occupied Sarajevo residential area of Grbavica. IFOR French soldiers returned the fire against Serb positions which lasted for 2O minutes. The incident was followed with intensified sniper fire in Sarajevo. /end/ A.S.

    [06] L. SMITH - NO INSTRUCTORS AND ARMS FOR BOSNIANS

    Split, Vienna, Jan 9, 1996 (Press TWRA) - Aleksa Buha, a close associate of R. Karadzic and head of self-styled diplomacy of "Republika Srpska" gave the interview for Croatian daily "Slobodna Dalmacija". Buha says: "Disarmament, restoring the trust, balance of power and similar, are permanently talked about. On the other side, Americans want to arms and train Muslims! The Turks should have been authorized for that. In accord with the plan, they are not allowed to. I talked about it with Mr Leighton Smith who promised that, while he is in Bosnia, there will be neither training nor instructors." /end/ A.S.

    [07] DOCTORS ARE LACKING IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

    Sarajevo, Jan 9, 1996 (Press TWRA) - Republic Committee for Health & Social Welfare of B-H released 3,635 medical workers can be immediately employed in B-H: 373 general practitioners, 31O MD specialists, 135 dentists, 76 pharmacists, 784 higher-qualified nurses and 192 nurses and technicians, 36 biochemists and a specialist in testing and examining the medicines. Some the doctors joined the aggressor before the war, some left for neighboring or western states and many were killed. /end/ A.S.

    [08] MILLON STRESSES CREDITS OF FRANCE FOR PEACE IN BOSNIA

    Paris, Jan 9, 1996 (Press TWRA) - French defence minister Charles Millon said that future generation will express their acknowledgement to France for turn in the war in ex-Yugoslavia providing the USA to get involved in the peace process.

    Asked if the efforts of the US president Clinton put France aside, Millon said for the Radio Classique: "Today's and history estimates are different. I believe, however, that Americans are rewarded for what has been done. Yet, I believe that history will say the French enabled the turning point. France encouraged USA, standing aside, to involve realizing that its role as super power is questioned."

    The US media stress that after many years of hesitation, of Europe which proved to be incapable of settling the problem in its own yard, involvement of the USA was crucial achieving more in three months than Europe in three years. British "Financial Times" has claimed that the most deserving for turn and peace in B-H is the UN British gen sir Rupert Smith who changed pro-Serb attitude of his predecessor sir Michael Rose. Along with Smith, the paper points out French president Chirac who outweighed among the interventionists on the west, the US senator Bob Dole who demanded lifting the arms embargo on Bosnia encouraged resolution of the USA, Croatian president Tudjman who launched offensive in western Bosnia and "Krajina" and the US diplomat Holbrooke whose marathon-tour enabled Dayton. For that, Hobrooke is awarded the Nahum Goldmann price by World Jewish Congress. /end/ A.S.

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