Balkan Update

October 21, 1993

Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic dissolved the republic's parliament in the midst of a bitter no-confidence vote and called new legislative elections for Dec. 19.

The first aid convoy in five months reached more than 100,000 Muslims in TESANJin a besieged pocket of northern Bosnia. Nine trucks carried 84 tons of supplies. The U.N.now will try to get aid trucks to MAGLAJ, home to 40,000 hungry people.

A Croat-Muslim operation to swap prisoners hit a snag. More than 700 Muslims and 300 Croats were released Tuesday under Red Cross auspices, but another exchange in MOSTAR was canceled Wednesday. There was no immediate explanation.

The UN resumed utility repair missions in SARAJEVO after Bosnian troops returned the second of two confiscated U.N. armored personnel cars.

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