Balkan Update

August 27, 1993

President Alija Izetbegovic predicted his parliament would refuse to endorse the latest peace plan for Bosnia when it meets today in SARAJEVO. Bosnian Serbs are to hold their discussion today in PALE. The Croats's plans are uncertain.

At the World Court in THE HAGUE, Serb-dominated Yugoslavia charged that "Muslim fundamentalists" were persecuting Serbs in Bosnia and asked for protection. The surprise request came in response to Bosnia's appeal Wednesday for emergency measures to halt what it called Serb genocide.

It was announced that U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali will go to GENEVA next week to review the deadlocked Bosnia peace talks and meet NATO Secretary-General Manfred Woerner.

The United Nations has begun investigating allegations that its peacekeeping troops in SARAJEVO have been exploiting the city's misery by smuggling drugs and dealing on the black market and with prostitutes.

Women and children refused to let a U.N. aid convoy leave the Muslim section of MOSTAR, saying they feared they would be attacked once it left.

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