BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: UN OFFICIALS IN BIHAC REPORT SERB FORCES HAVE SHELLED TOWN IN DEFIANCE OF CEASEFIRE
- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: UN OFFICIALS IN BIHAC REPORT SERB FORCES HAVE SHELLED TOWN IN DEFIANCE OF CEASEFIRE
- Date: 11th February 1995
- Summary: BIHAC, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (FEBRUARY 11, 1995) 1. GV BIHAC AND SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE (AUDIO OF SHELLING) 0.06 2. SLV UNITED NATIONS (U.N.) VEHICLES ON ROAD SOUTH OF BIHAC, FORM BARRICADE ON ROAD 0.12 4. SLV/ZOOM OUT PLUME OF SMOKE RISING FROM SHELLED HOUSES IN BIHAC (3 SHOTS) 0.34 5. SLV/VARIOUS VIEW OF TOWN,(AUDIO GUNFIRE),SMOKE (6 SHOTS) 1.18 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: BIHAC, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:01:18
- Story Text: United Nations (U.N.) officials in the U.N. designated "safe area" of Bihac in north-west Bosnia reported that Serb forces surrounding the Bosnian government-held enclave had shelled the town itself on Saturday (February 11) in defiance of a six-week-old ceasefire are now targetting Bihac town itself.
Moslem-led government troops trapped in Bihac have fought pitched battles with Serbs over the past four days and a Serb shell killed at least one civilian in Bihac town on Saturday.
U.N. officials in Bihac said it was clear Serb forces, either Bosnian Serbs or rebel Krajina Serbs from neighbouring Croatia, were starting to aim for the town.
Government-controlled Sarajevo radio said three civilians were killed when two shells hit the town early on Saturday, but the U.N.
confirmed only one death.
The Serbs appeared to be trying to retake territory and vital water supplies captured in a mid-January offensive by the Bosnian government's 5th Corps.
U.N. peacekeeping forces recorded more than 500 explosions in the Bosanska Krupa area on Saturday, one of three fronts on which Serb forces clashed with the surrounded Bosnian 5th Corps.
In the north of the enclave, where the government forces are battling the Serb-backed Moslem rebels of local warlord Fikret Abdic, more than 100 mortar or tank rounds were reported along with intense small arms and machinegun fire.
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