Balkan Update

July 21, 1993

Serbs continued their biggest offensive on the outskirts of SARAJEVO since they began a siege of the Bosnian capital in April 1992. The attack, prompting Bosnian pleas for U.N. help, seems designed to increase pressure on Muslims to accept ethnic partitioning.

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said in BELGRADE that his self-proclaimed state is ready to unite with another self-styled Serb republic in neighboring Croatia.

Belgian Foreign Minister Willy Claes arrived in ZAGREB, to warn Croatia it faces economic sanctions like those imposed on Yugoslavia last year if it fails to halt ethnic cleansing and attacks on Muslims in Bosnia.

Hundreds of men believed to be Muslims were taken under Croat military police escort to MOSTAR where they vanished down a road to the city's helidrome, used as an internment camp for Muslims in the past.

The Yugoslav army said that it plans to sell a 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V once owned by the late Communist president Josip Broz Tito. The asking price is $814,000.

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