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Clinton and The Bosnian War Timeline

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Cade Chiles

on 21 May 2014

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Clinton and The Bosnian War Timeline
February 29- Bosnia and Herzegovina declare independence
April-Bosnian Serbs begin their siege on Sarajevo
January- Bosnian deputy Prime Minister killed by Serbian forces while in route to the airport.
February 6- A mortar explodes in a crowded market in Sarajevo, 68 people are killed.
February 28-NATO shoots down four Serbian aircraft over Bosnia, intervening for the first time since the war began (in fact, the first use of military power by NATO since its start in 1949)
March 18- Bosnian Muslims and Croats sign peace accords drawn up by the United States
January 1- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter brokers peace agreement between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims. Truce holds well for about four months.

May 24- Serb forces refuse to remove heavy weapons from Sarajevo and as a result NATO launches an aircraft attack on Serb ammunition depot. In retaliation, Serbs begin attacking the Muslim safe zones designated by the UN.

July 25- Serbs seize Zepa
July 11- Serbs seize Srebrenica , an estimated 8,000 Srebrenican men and boys are killed.
July- Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic indicted for war crimes.
August 30- NATO airstrike begins against Serbs in and around Sarajevo
November 1st- Peace talks begin in Dayton, Ohio
November 21st- Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia agree to a settlement
November 27- President Clinton asks for support in sending 20,000 American troops to Bosnia
December 3- President Clinton gives the official order to deploy American troops to Bosnia
December 14- The Dayton Accords are signed by the Bosnians, Croats, and Serbs. 60,000 NATO troops are now allowed into the territories for peacekeeping purposes only.
December 20- NATO takes over peace-keeping duties from UN
Bosnian Muslims and Croats begin fighting over the parts of Bosnia not already taken by Serbs. This amounts to about 30% of the original territory.
The UN declares six safe zones for muslims : Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bihac, Srebrenica, Zepa and Gorazde.
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