July 25, 1995 in Nation/World

Another ‘Safe Area’ Surrenders To Serbs

Associated Press

Bosnian government forces in the embattled eastern “safe area” of Zepa have surrendered to surrounding Serbs, a U.N. spokesman said today.

A U.N. team was on its way to the mountainous enclave to try to arrange the evacuation of thousands of elderly, women, children and wounded, U.N. spokesman Alexander Ivanko said.

Under Serb conditions, the men are to stay behind to be used in a future prisoner of war exchange.

Zepa, the second of the six U.N. “safe areas” to fall, has been under heavy artillery bombardment for nearly two weeks.

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