Friday, April 6, 2012

On April 6

On this day in ...

... 1992 (20 years ago today), cities on the border between Bosnia and Serbia, for many decades both provinces of Yugoslavia (until the Bosnian declaration of independence a day earlier), were attacked "by the Yugoslav Army and its allied paramilitary groups" -- and the siege of Sarajevo began. These events marking the onset of a protracted bloody war that would see Bosnia gain independence and the U.N. Security Council establish the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which to this day continues to prosecute persons accused of international crimes stemming from that conflict.

(Prior April 6 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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