Balkan Update

October 10, 1993

Croats pounded Muslim soldiers and civilians in MOSTAR with mortar bombs while fighting was reported in central Bosnia around VITEZ between the Muslim-led Bosnian army and Croat fighters.

The commander of U.N. troops in former Yugoslavia, General Jean Cot, said a United Nations Security Council vote had alienated Serb separatists holding a third of the republic and has deployed him on a mission without enough muscle.

Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez visited Spanish U.N. troops in Bosnia and said his country would review its peacekeeping role there unless peace efforts showed some progress.

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