Beefing Up the Bosnian Brigade

Foreign troop commitments deepen after an unprotected U.N. convoy is attacked

The last thing the 1,500 United Nations troops on duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina needed was another lesson in what a thankless task they face. They got one anyway, when two French soldiers were killed and five more injured as their convoy, carrying supplies from Belgrade, was raked by machine-gun fire near Sarajevo's airport. The U.N. commander in Sarajevo, Egyptian Brigadier General Hussein Ali Abdul-Razek, blamed the attack on "irresponsible elements" among the Bosnian government troops loyal to President Alija Izetbegovic. Abdul- Razek's deputy, French Lieut. General Philippe Morillon, called it "a clear provocation by people who are enormously upset by the possibility...

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