Bosnia Crisis: Timetable of conflict since Rose arrival

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5 January: Lt-Gen Sir Michael Rose as UN commander in Bosnia.

18 January: Nato extends threat of air strikes against Bosnian Serbs by demanding they allow the opening of Tuzla airport.

19 January: Yugoslavia and Croatia agree to normalise relations. The Bosnian Serbs and Croats sign a similar pact, but talks between the three Bosnian factions on ending the war achieve nothing.

3 February: UN Security Council gives Croatia two weeks to begin pulling 5,000 regular troops out of Bosnia or face sanctions.

5 February: Explosion at market in Sarajevo kills 68 people.

10 February: Nato warns Bosnian Serbs to end shelling of Sarajevo within 10 days or face air strikes. Ceasefire in Sarajevo.

20 February: As Nato ultimatum expires, UN says Serbs complied enough to avoid air strikes.

25 February: Ceasefire between Bosnian government and Croats.

28 February: Nato jets shoot down four Serb planes. Serbs shell Tuzla airport.

1 March: Bosnian and Croatian governments and Bosnian Croats agree deal on confederation.

20 March: UN convoy enters Maglaj, ending Serb siege.

22 March: Tuzla airport opens for UN military flights.

29 March: Bosnian Serbs launch offensive on enclave of Gorazde.

30 March: Zagreb signs ceasefire deal with rebel Serbs in Croatia.

7 April: Bosnian government and Serbs agree 24-hour ceasefire.

8 April: Serbs step up offensive.

10 April: UN calls air strikes on Serbs around Gorazde.

11 April: Serbs intensify attack, prompting second UN air strike. Serbs close roads to Sarajevo and hold UN staff hostage.

14 April: Serbs shell Tuzla.

15 April: Serbs reach outskirts of Gorazde; an SAS soldier in the town is killed, another wounded. French plane is hit by ground-fire.

16 April: Nato jet shot down over Gorazde.