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Nato Planes Fire On Serb Radar

Thu., Oct. 5, 1995

NATO warplanes fired missiles at three Serb radar sites in Bosnia today after the radar locked on to the planes, signaling a possible attack.

NATO said the airstrikes were in self-defense, unlike the punishing two-week series of attacks last month that forced the Bosnian Serbs to pull back their heaviest weapons from Sarajevo. Still, it was unclear whether the attacks would lead the Serbs to rethink their recent willingness to discuss a permanent peace in Bosnia.

News of the airstrikes came just hours after Bosnian and Serb officials indicated that an agreement on a cease-fire may be near. A U.S. envoy was back in Sarajevo today to meet with government officials.

There was no information on damage to the Serb sites.


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