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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of September 2, 1993

1.  BOSNIA
Q:  What is the current fighting situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

A:  BRCKO (BIRCH-koh) WAS SHELLED BY BOSNIAN SERB FORCES LAST
NIGHT STARTING AT 1900 HRS AND CONTINUING INTO THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS.  THERE WERE ALSO REPORTS OF BOSNIAN SERB SHELLING IN
GRADACAC (grahd-ah-chak).  (BOTH OF THESE ARE IN NORTHEAST
BOSNIA).

--BOSNIAN CROAT AND BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES HAVE BEEN ENGAGED
IN INTENSE FIGHTING IN GORNJI VAKUF  (GOORN-yee VAH-koof) AND
VITEZ (VIE-tezeh) IN CENTRAL BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.

--SARAJEVO REMAINS QUIET.  NO REPORTS OF SHELLING BY BOSNIAN
SERB FORCES.

--GORAZDE (GOR-ahd-zeh), IN SOUTHEASTERN BOSNIA, REPORTED
FIGHTING ON THE PERIPHERY OF THE ENCLAVE BETWEEN BOSNIAN SERB
AND BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT FORCES. 


Q:  What is the latest information on land convoys In Bosnia?

A: -- THE BOSNIAN SERBS HAVE ALLOWED FOUR CONVOYS WITH 41 TRUCKS
CONTAINING 282 TONS OF FLOUR TO CROSS THEIR TERRITORY, BUT THUS
FAR WE HAVE NO INFORMATION ON THEIR ARRIVAL IN EASTERN BOSNIA.
WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT THE CROATS ARE CAUSING DELAYS FOR
CONVOYS. ONE OF THE MAJOR SECONDARY-ROUTES INTO CENTRAL BOSNIA,
THE SO-CALLED DIAMOND ROUTE, WHICH HAS BEEN USED AS AN
ALTERNATIVE TO THE ROUTE VIA MOSTAR, WAS CLOSED BY UNPROFOR AS
THE RESULT OF AN EMPTY BELGIUM TRANSPORTATION RESUPPLY CONVOY
BEING FIRED UPON THE NIGHT OF 31 AUGUST. 
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