Croatia hints at intervention

Croatia has given more hints of contingency plans to intervene militarily in neighbouring Bosnia on behalf of embattled Bosnian Croats, Reuter reports from Zagreb. General Janko Bobetko, supreme commander of the Croatian armed forces, told state television that Croatia should be ready to help its ethnic kin. 'We shall not allow even a small part of our territory to be taken away,' General Bobetko said. He did not make clear what he meant by 'territory' but appeared to mean wherever ethnic Croats had long lived in large numbers outside the formal borders of Croatia. Meanwhile, buses carrying 800 civilians evacuated from Sarajevo crossed the border into Croatia yesterday.