YUGOSLAVIA: Battle in Bosnia

For several hours one day last month, gunfire echoed through the densely wooded hills near the Bosnian town of Bugojno. At first, Yugoslav officials explained away the sounds of battle as an army training exercise. Then, as rumors began to fly, the Belgrade government admitted that its troops had fought off an invasion of sorts.

About 50 young Croat emigres had established a base in the highlands of central Yugoslavia and there fought a fierce battle against government forces. Last week Yugoslav infantry and militia were still searching for remnants of the...

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