- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: BOSNIAN SERB MILITARY DEFENDS NOVI GRAD
- Date: 24th September 1995
- Summary: NOVI GRAD (BOSANSKI NOVI) AND SURROUNDINGS, 30 KM (18 MILES) WEST OF PRIJEDOR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 1. SV BOSNIAN SERB SOLDIER FIRING FROM HIDEOUT 0.04 2. SV/SLV BOSNIAN SERB SOLDIERS IN THE FOREST NEAR NOVI GRAD (BOSANSKI NOVI) (3 SHOTS) 0.15 3. SV BOSNIAN SERB SOLDIERS FIRING WEAPONS (3 SHOTS) 0.31 4. LV/SV BURNED OUT HOUSE (3 SHOTS) 0.43 5. GV/SV BOSNIAN SERB REFUGEES WHO HAVE RETURNED TO THE TOWN WITH BELONGINGS (7 SHOTS) 1.14 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NOVI GRAD (BOSANSKI NOVI) AND SURROUNDINGS, 30 KM (18 MILES) WEST OF PRIJEDOR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:01:15
- Story Text: Bosnian Serb military authorities on Sunday (September 24) reported attacks on the town of Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi) by Croatian artillery.
But they said the Serb army was strengthening fronts against a coordinated Moslem-Croat military offensive which has overrun large previously Serb-held areas in the past 10 days.
Bosnian Television said government troops were poised to enter Novi Grad (Bosanski Novi), located some 30 km (18 miles) west of Prijebor, on the border with Croatia.
There have been conflicting reports on the fighting in the area, and some Bosnian Serb refugees were seen unpacking their belongingsas they returned to their homes in the town.
Bosnian Television said the government's Fifth Corps army had captured 10 villages and 350 km (130 sq miles) of land in the area in the past two days, along with 16 Serb armoured personnel carriers and a large quantity of artillery pieces.
The combined Moslem-Croat offensive has changed the map of Bosnia, pushing Serbs back to around half the country from 70 percent.
That leaves the boundaries close to those proposed by the Contact Group of five major powers -- the U.S., Russia, France, Britain and Germany -- whose proposed 51-49 division of Bosnia is the basis for a U.S.-led peace process.
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