Massacre in the Market

The civil war's bloodiest attack leaves many dead, and NATO still talking

A rare stillness suffused Saturday morning in Sarajevo. With the guns silent for a moment, parents gathered up their hungry children and headed for the market to barter for what meager supplies of food and clothing had made it through Serbian lines. Saturday is traditionally the busiest shopping day in the besieged city, and a sense of normality emerged from the bustle of activity in Sarajevo's main marketplace.

But peace is a luxury that cannot be bought, that is not available anywhere in this star-crossed country. When it appears, it is quickly unmasked as an illusion. And last week, somewhere outside...

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