Bosnia fighting eases

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SARAJEVO (Reuter) - Fighting that threatened to wreck a nine-day-old truce in Bosnia had eased, a UN spokesman said, although the warring parties had reported that battles were continuing.

Earlier, Bosnian Serb sources said 1,000 Bosnian Serb civilians had fled a Muslim offensive aimed at securing a strategic road in central Bosnia between Zenica and Tuzla.

Other reports said inter-Muslim clashes continued in the rebel Muslim north-western Bihac pocket. The UN has been struggling to secure compliance with a one-month ceasefire, agreed earlier this month and intended to prepare both sides to accept a long-term peace plan.