Cleansed Wound

In a perilous trip through the countryside, a TIME correspondent discovers that Serbs have swept vast areas clean of Muslims and Croats, but their victory is a hollow one

SIX SERB MILITIAMEN FROM BOSNIA lounged on deck chairs and sofas on the unkempt lawn of what was a Muslim home in Kozarac. The former owners had been swept out at the end of May. Now, rifles at their feet, the fighters smoked cigarettes as they leafed through comics and pornographic magazines. Dragan Zamaklaar, 22, in jeans and cowboy boots, dragged heavily on a Marlboro. Then he began to cry.

"I feel nothing for the Muslims who lived in the house we have taken," he said, weeping for his own family. "Muslims moved into our old home in Kladusa. They killed...

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