Balkan Update

October 01, 1993

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said he would press for the withdrawal of an offer to give Muslims 20 percent of the territory his troops hold. "No solution was produced and we will retract these concessions," he said in BANJA LUKA.

As Croatia indicated it may accept an extension of the U.N. peacekeeping mission on its territory, the U.N. Security Council extended its mandate by 24 hours, which otherwise would have expired overnight.

With winter approaching and the latest peace plan a failure, U.N. officials gave a stark warning of impending human catastrophe for Bosnia.

A Michigan woman who wanted to help victims of the Bosnian war has died in the fighting for MOSTAR. Collette Webster, 27, who had been working as a volunteer nurse on the Croatian side of the city, died Tuesday of multiple shrapnel wounds from a rocket-propelled grenade.

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