July 2, 1994
Serbs retook territory from Muslim-led government forces and scorned a new international peace plan.Most recent fighting has centered on MOUNT OZREN, about 50 miles north of SARAJEVO. It is at the center of a bulge of Serb-held territory that is nearly surrounded by government troops and their Bosnian Croat allies.U.N. reports indicated Serbs had retaken some territory around ZAVIDOVICI south of OZREN, as well as some land to the east in other fighting.Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said a partition of Bosnia proposed by American, Russian and West European envoys was humiliating to Serbs and could lead to more war.In WASHINGTON, the Senate narrowly rejected an effort to order President Clinton to break the U.N. arms embargo in Bosnia so Muslims can fight to defend themselves.
August 1, 2008
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Thirteen years after his indictment as a war criminal, the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, shorn of the long hair and bushy beard that disguised him during his years as a fugitive, finally appeared before an international court yesterday to answer charges of genocide. Karadzic, 63, who was transferred early Wednesday from Serbia to a jail cell near here, was gaunt and unsmiling, in contrast to his years as the swaggering leader of the Bosnian Serbs, one of the men most closely associated with the horrors of the Yugoslav conflict.
January 10, 2001
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic turned herself in yesterday to a United Nations war crimes tribunal, and she is expected to cooperate with prosecutors in return for lenient treatment on secret war crimes charges, U.S. officials said. Plavsic is the highest-ranking member of the wartime Bosnian Serb leadership to surrender to the tribunal here. She was accused of war crimes in a sealed indictment that was to be unveiled today, U.S. officials said. Plavsic's cooperation could bolster the tribunal's genocide and atrocity cases against Radovan Karadzic, the top Bosnian Serb political chief, and his military commander, Gen. Ratko Mladic.
July 1, 1991
About 30 athletes from Slovenia who were to represent Yugoslavia pulled out of the Mediterranean Games in Athens yesterday under orders from officials of the breakaway republic.Radovan Tomic, an official of the Yugoslav delegation, said some athletes from Slovenia want to return home, but "out of anxiety, not anger. We understand them, and will help them return in every way possible." Yugoslav federal forces have attacked and killed Slovenians defending their decision to form an independent state.
December 7, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Two French pilots whose Mirage warplane was shot down by Bosnian Serbs on Aug. 30 have been killed by their Bosnian Serb captors, U.S. intelligence sources say.The source of the latest intelligence reports was not disclosed, but previous information about the pilots has come from U.S. communications intercepts.Capt. Frederic Chiffot and Lt. Jose Souvignet ejected from their plane near the Bosnian Serb stronghold of Pale after being hit by anti-aircraft fire during a NATO raid on military installations near the town.