August 26, 1992
Gorazde. -- The first snow will fall in the Balkans in seven or eight weeks, heralding a winter that will kill far more people in Bosnia than the summer's massacres. And still they hesitate.They -- the United Nations, NATO, and above all the great powers -- didn't wait when Iraq invaded Kuwait two years ago. They aren't waiting now with their plans for a ''no-fly'' zone in southern Iraq to hinder Saddam Hussein's offensive against Shiite rebels.So why didn't they declare a ''no-fly'' zone over all of Bosnia months ago, to stop the Serbian air force from bombing Muslim towns and villages?
July 12, 1992
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Four days after the leaders of seven major industrial democracies demanded an end to Serbian military offensives in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbian nationalist forces began a major assault yesterday on the last big Muslim-controlled town in eastern Bosnia.The attack by the Serbs on Gorazde, about 70 miles east of Sarajevo, threw the Bosnian government into further desperation.With the capture of Gorazde, where 50,000 people are under siege, Serbian forces would be free to concentrate their attacks on Sarajevo, the capital, where government forces are weakened daily because of diminishing supplies of ammunition.