- Title: YUGOSLAVIA: CROATIA AND SERBIA REINFORCE TROOPS IN THE BORDER REGION
- Date: 7th August 1995
- Summary: UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, YUGOSLAVIA, NEAR CROATIAN BORDER (AUGUST 7, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV/SV TANKS TRAVELLING ALONG ROAD IN DIRECTION OF CROATIA (5 SHOTS) 0.58 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: UNDISCLOSED LOCATION NEAR CROATIAN BORDER, YUGOSLAVIA
- Duration: 00:01:00
- Story Text: With the Croatian Army reportedly turning its attention to the area of eastern Slavonia bordering Rump Yugoslavia, there are reports of both sides sending reinforcements to the border region.
Croatian forces shelled the Eastern Slavonia region, the last rebel Serb stronghold in the country, early on Tuesday (August 8), according to the Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA.
Serbia on Monday dispatched an armoured division, including tanks, self-propelled howitzers and other heavy armour, in the direction of Eastern Slavonia which borders Serbia.
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic has so far remained silent during the humiliating Serb defeat when Croatian troops stormed through the Krajina, retaking the area which rebelled against Croatian rule in 1991.
Diplomats, however, predict Milosevic is unlikely to turn his back on a Croatian military push against Eastern Slavonia.
Croatia hinted on Monday it might use force to retake Eastern Slavonia in a move that could pit it directly against Serbia.
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