In London, Mostly Talk

A peace parley makes some headway but the battle of Bosnia rages on

Poor Sarajevo. It may not survive many more peace talks. Every time an international conference declares a cease-fire or debates a plan to save the battered city, fighting seems to get worse. So it was last week at the start of a 30-country London conference on the crisis. As the participants arrived at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, Serbian irregulars subjected the half-ruined Bosnian capital to one of its worst poundings since the siege began more than five months ago. Shells and rockets slammed into the city from hillside emplacements, killing more than a dozen townsfolk and damaging elegant buildings.

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