- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA/CROATIA: SERB FORCES KEEP UP AN ASSAULT ON BIHAC ENCLAVE
- Date: 22nd November 1994
- Summary: VELIKA KLADUSA, NORTH BIHAC, BOSNIA/ UNDISCLOSED LOCATION SERB-HELD KRAJINA, CROATIA (NOVEMBER 22, 1994) (REUTERS TELEVISION - AVAILABLE ALL) VELIKA KLADUSA, BOSNIA 1. TS OF BUILDINGS IN TOWN / SMOKE RISING FROM BUILDINGS 0.06 2. GV REBEL MOSLEM SNIPER FIRING GUN FROM OBSERVATION POST ABOVE TOWN (2 SHOTS) 0.16 3. GV REBEL MOSLEM SOLDIERS MOVING AMONG BUILDINGS 0.24 4. WS TOWN 0.30 5. GV NIGHTTIME OF REBEL MOSLEM SOLDIERS INSIDE OBSERVATION POST/ SOUND OF FIRING 0.36 6. GV NIGHTTIME OF TRACER FIRE ACROSS TOWN AS SEEN FROM REBEL MOSLEM POSITIONS 0.39 UNDISCLOSED LOCATION SERB-HELD KRAJINA, CROATIA 7. WS OF NEWS CONFERENCE BY REBEL MOSLEM LEADER FIKRET ABDIC 0.44 8. GV ABDIC SPEAKING ABOUT FIGHTING GOVERNMENT FORCES AND SAYING SERBS ARE NOT ARMING HIS REBEL SOLDIERS (SERBO-CROAT) 1.06 9. CU REBEL MOSLEM SOLDIERS BADGE 1.10 10. CU ABDIC SPEAKING (SERBO-CROAT) 1.29 11. CU REBEL MOSLEM SOLDIERS BADGE 1.32 12. WS OF NEWS CONFERENCE 1.35 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: VELIKA KLADUSA, BIHAC ENCLAVE, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA/ UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, SERB-HELD KRAJINA, CROATIA
- Country: Croatia
- Duration: 00:01:44
- Story Text: Serb forces kept up an assault on Bosnia's Bihac enclave on Tuesday (November 22) despite a warning from the United Nations (U.N.) and Washington that Serb attacks on a U.N. "safe area" could trigger more allied air strikes.
Serb forces were reported to be closing in on the Moslem-held town of Bihac, a U.N.-designated safe area, a day after a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) punitive strike on a Serb-held air base in Croatia.
The Moslem-led Bosnian government appealed for more NATO action to halt the Serb onslaught and the government-controlled Bihac press agency reported hand-to-hand fighting in a suburb, with Serb forces two kilometres (one mile) from the centre of Bihac town.
In the north of the enclave, Moslem rebels allied with Serb forces battled government troops in Velika Kladusa in fierce fighting. The Moslem rebels were hammering government positions from a hill commanding the town, as both sides traded machine-gun fire and smoke rose from damaged buildings.
Fikrit Abdic, the leader of the Moslem rebels said on Tuesday his troops were forced into fighting the Bosnian government army.
Speaking at an undisclosed location inside Serb-held Krajina in Croatia, Abdic said he and his supporters wanted to achieve their aim of an autonomous Bihac through negotiation and dialogue but had to take up arms when attacked by Bosnian government forces last summer.
Abdic denied his forces were being armed and supplied by the Krajina Serbs.
The Sarajevo government dispatched troops to Bihac in July and put down an uprising by forces loyal to Abdic.
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