- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVNIA: FIGHTING IN THE BIHAC ENCLAVE JEOPARDISES THE FRAGILE TRUCE
- Date: 2nd February 1995
- Summary: VELIKA KLADUSA, BOSNIA (FEBRUARY 2, 1995) (REUTERS TELEVISION - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV PANS TOWN TO MUEZZINS CALLING MOSLEMS TO PRAYER FROM TOP OF MINARET IN VELIKA KLADUSA (A MOSLEM TOWN HELD BY BOSNIAN SERB FORCES) 0.11 2. GVPAN/SV INTERIOR MOSQUE, PEOPLE PRAYING (5 SHOTS) 0.31 3. SV/TRACK PAST DEAD ROW OF BODIES OF BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT'S FIFTH CORPS SOLDIERS KILLED IN RECENT FIGHTING/CU BADGE ON UNIFORM OF BODY (3 SHOTS) 0.53 4. CU EXPLOSIVE AMMUNITION FOR NITROGLYCERIN RIFLE (ALLEGEDLY USED BY FIFTH CORPS TROOPS) FORBIDDEN UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS/SLV ROW OF BODIES (2 SHOTS) 1.01 5. SLV/VARIOUS FIFTH CORPS PRISONERS OF WAR MARCHING/ PLAYING FOOTBALL MATCH (5 SHOTS) 1.25 6. SLV WOUNDED MEN ON STREETS OF TOWN, ON CRUTCHES WITH WOMEN CHILDREN/MAN IN WHEEL CHAIR TALKING WITH OTHER MEN (2 SHOTS) 1.35 7. HAS,GV/PAN OF TOWN (2 SHOTS) 1.44 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: VELIKA KLADUSA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:01:44
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- Story Text: The major powers on Friday (February 3) stepped up peace efforts in Bosnia as fighting in the Bihac enclave jeopardised a fragile truce and tensions between Moslems and Croats threatened to plunge the republic into fresh violence.
The Bosnian government army's Fifth Corps suffered great losses in the last few days on fronts around Velika Kladusa, Bosnian Serb radio reported on Thursday (February 2), saying it was quoting Moslem media.
Bodies of the Fifth Corps soldiers from the 505th Buzim brigade were being identified in Velika Kladusa on Thursday.
A Reuters Television crew also filmed ammunition for a nitroglycerin rifle, forbidden under international conventions.
Bosnian Serb sources said the soldiers were killed in fighting on January 29 near Kekici village, on the Velika Kladusa - Bihac communication line where around 2,000 Fifth Corps troops tried to break through lines held by forces loyal to rebel Moslem leader Fikret Abdic.
Rebel Moslem sources said the Fifth Corps losses numbered around 600, while Bosnian Serb radio quoted Moslem media, saying 165 soldiers were killed.
Fifth Corps prisoners of war played football in Velika Kladusa on Thursday.
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