NEVER FORGIVE AND FORGET Sarajevo, 1992 - Women run across area known as "Snipers Alley". Civil War in Yugoslavia produced many atrocities not seen across Europe since WWII.

The Siege of Sarajevo is the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare.[4] Serb forces of the Republika Srpska and the Yugoslav People's Army besieged Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Siege of Stalingrad and a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad. [5]

The Siege of Sarajevo is the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare.[4] Serb forces of the Republika Srpska and the Yugoslav People's Army besieged Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Siege of Stalingrad and a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad. [5]

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20 Years Later: Bosnia Still Faces Ethnic Divides  NPR Podcast on the story of Sarajevo

20 Years Later: Bosnia Still Faces Ethnic Divides NPR Podcast on the story of Sarajevo

The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992-29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War.   After Bosnia & Herzegovina had declared independence from Yugoslavia, the Serbs—whose strategic goal was to create a new Bosnian Serb state encircled Sarajevo w/a siege force of 18,000 stationed in the surrounding hills; 12,000 civilians were killed.

The Siege of Sarajevo was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina, was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992-29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War. After Bosnia & Herzegovina had declared independence from Yugoslavia, the Serbs—whose strategic goal was to create a new Bosnian Serb state encircled Sarajevo w/a siege force of 18,000 stationed in the surrounding hills; 12,000 civilians were killed.

Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work in the dangerous suburb of Dobrinja during the siege of Sarajevo.  Tom Stoddart

Meliha Vareshanovic walks proudly and defiantly to work in the dangerous suburb of Dobrinja during the siege of Sarajevo. Tom Stoddart

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Sarajevo - A City Under Siege. Photo by Tom Stoddart. Cellist Vedran Smalovic breaks down in tears after playing a requiem to a dead friend at Hero’s Cemetery, where Bosnian fighters were buried during the siege of Sarajevo, 1992

Sarajevo - A City Under Siege. Photo by Tom Stoddart. Cellist Vedran Smalovic breaks down in tears after playing a requiem to a dead friend at Hero’s Cemetery, where Bosnian fighters were buried during the siege of Sarajevo, 1992

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