Blasting A Corridor

Serbs take a key town in Bosnia as the U.N. talks a little tougher

THE CONQUEST CAME WITH SURPRISING EASE. FOR months Serb forces have struggled to secure a broad corridor across northern Bosnia connecting Croatian regions they control with Serbia itself. The town of Bosanski Brod, where Muslim and Croat troops were easily supplied from across the Sava River in Croatia, was a stone in their path.

No more. Faced with blistering air and artillery attacks Tuesday, the defenders retreated over the last remaining Sava River bridge in Bosnia. Wednesday morning the bridge was blown up, leaving only a handful of towns in northern Bosnia still under the control of the Bosnian government.


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