Balkan Update

August 05, 1994

Serb soldiers for a second day threatened to retake United Nations-guarded weapons near SARAJEVO by force. They placed mines around two French armored personnel carriers blocking one collection site, but later withdrew.

Intense artillery and infantry battles raged in central and northeastern Bosnia. Government forces gained some ground near VARES and along a key Serbian supply route in the north called the POSAVINA CORRIDOR.

Breakaway Muslims have lost PECIGRAD in the northwest enclave of BIHAC to government troops. The besieged town's fall could prove disastrous for the remained of Fikret Abdic's forces.

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