1,100 civilians leave Sarajevo

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The Independent Online
Asecond and final wave of civilians was evacuated from Sarajevo last night, but some of those listed for the long-delayed operation remained behind in the besieged Bosnian capital, Reuter reports from Sarajevo.

The last evacuees, mainly pensioners, war-wounded or mothers with children, boarded three buses which had returned from an earlier shuttle to the nearby Serbian-held district of Lukavica. A city official estimated that only 1,100 of the 1,265 people on the list had left.

New convoys for Serbian and Croatian-held areas were expected to be formed in Lukavica. One convoy was expected to transport about 1,000 people to the Adriatic port of Split. Another was planned to take 150 people, most of them Serbs, from Lukavica to Serbia's capital, Belgrade.