SPLIT, Croatia -- More than 5,000 Bosnian refugees, held hostage for nearly three days by Serb gunmen, have reached the Adriatic port of Split after a hazardous mountain journey, Croatian officials said yesterday.
The refugees, including pregnant women and newborn babies, began arriving in the port city late Friday. More buses and cars were still on their way, said a Croatian official in Split.
"About 5,000 have arrived so far and they will be staying at a bus depot before they carry on their journey to Rijeka and Italy," he said. Nearly 7,000, mainly Slav Muslims were believed to be in the convoy that set out Monday from the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.