Balkan Update

August 05, 1993

Bosnian Serb forces seeking to choke off SARAJEVO closed in in on strategic Mount Igman.

Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic indicates he will rejoin the GENEVA peace negotiations but sets conditions. Serb and Croat delegations plan to leave the talks unless Izetbegovic agrees to meet them.

Western air strikes on Serb positions in Bosnia would seriously impede humanitarian relief operations, a top United Nations refugee official warned in BELGRADE.

Adm. Jeremy Boorda, NATO's southern Europe commander, and U.N. Gen. Jean Cot met in the Croatian capital of ZAGREB and looked into ways of coordinating air strikes between NATO planes and U.N. contingents on the ground.

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