RETURN TO UNCONQUERED BOSNIA HOMEPAGE
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Source: STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, MONDAY, JULY 31 1995
STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, MONDAY, JULY 31 1995
NEWS BRIEFING -- Deputy spokesman David Johnson discussed the following topics:
Citing reports from U.N. officials, Johnson said fighting continues in the Bihac enclave despite the Croatian Serbs' promise to end their assault and withdraw. The United Nations reports that only 500 Croatian-Serb troops have left the enclave and armor and artillery remain in position, he said. "The Croatian Serbs and their rebel Muslim allies attacked government-held towns this morning in the center and the north of the enclave," he said. The spokesman said the humanitarian situation in the Bihac enclave continues to deteriorate. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that its food stocks for the 170,000 people in the enclave are exhausted and that the last UNHCR relief convoy arrived in Bihac on July 14. Since the Serb assault 10,000 Bosnians -- including 4,000 who have taken refuge in the town of Bihac -- have fled their homes, the UNHCR says.