- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: BOSNIAN TROOPS ENTER RIPAC PUSHING BACK SERB TROOPS
- Date: 17th May 1995
- Summary: NEAR GORJEVAC, SOUTH-EAST OF BIHAC, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (MAY 17, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV CIVILIANS ARRIVING ON TRACTORS 0.09 2. SV PEOPLE ON ROAD 0.14 3. SV WOMAN 0.19 4. SV WOMEN WITH CHILD 0.25 5. SV TRACTORS, BUSES AND CARTS ON THE ROAD, BUS ARRIVING 0.30 6. SV PEOPLE IN HORSE-DRAWN CARTS / CATTLE 1.01 7. SV BOSNIAN SERB ARMY (BSA) SOLDIERS GOING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION ON SAME ROAD 1.32 8. SV BSA SOLDIERS RESTING 1.37 9. SV BSA SOLDIERS WALKING PAST PANORAMIC VIEW OF RIPACKI KLANAC 1.56 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: NEAR GORJEVAC VILLAGE, SOUTH-EAST OF BIHAC, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:01:59
- Story Text: Bosnian government troops entered the Serb-held town of Ripac on Wednesday (May 17), pushing back Serb forces surrounding the north-western enclave of Bihac, a United Nations (U.N.) military officer said.
"I can confirm that (government) 5th Corps units, as far as I know, are in Ripac as of this morning," the local U.N. commander, Colonel Jesper Helsoe, said by telephone from Bihac town. "The 5th Corps have captured Ripac." The Bosnian Serb Army (BSA) Second Krajina corps is trying to reorganise its troops with quick regrouping and movements, BSA sources said. Moslem Fifth Corps mounted heavy artillery fire which was followed by a massive infantry attack on BSA lines, BSA said.
BSA accused Moslem troops of using helicopters to transport its troops deep into the Serb territory.
Bosnian Serb civilians, mainly women with children and elderly people, left their villages running from the fighting. They have gathered near Gorjevac village, some 12 kilometres south-east of Bihac town.
BSA troops, under the command of general Mico Vlaisavljevic, organised several units for the protection of the civilians who are fleeing the battle zone.
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