New Year offensive in Bosnia

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The Independent Online
SARAJEVO (Reuter) - A grim New Year has brought fresh bouts of shelling to the besieged Bosnian capital and a threat of a new offensive in central Bosnia. Bosnian government leaders predicted their forces would soon make a push to capture the central strategic Lasva valley if Croats there could not be persuaded to leave without a fight. Over the new year weekend at least five people died and more than 40 were wounded as Serbian gunners kept up their 21-month siege of the city.