Serbs keep up fire on Sarajevo

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SARAJEVO - As Serb artillery continued to pound Sarajevo, Bosnia's Muslim President, Alija Izetbegovic, bowed to the inevitable and left the city yesterday for last- ditch peace talks in Geneva, writes Marcus Tanner.

He had made a cessation of attacks on Sarajevo a condition for his attendance, but with his troops outmanoeuvered, he has little choice but to negotiate on dividing the republic into three ethnic mini-states.

The UN Commander in Sarajevo, General Francis Briquemont, condemned Serbs for bombarding French peace-keepers on Sunday, and warned he will order return fire if his troops are attacked again.

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