Tuzla corridor to be reopened

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The Independent Online
SARAJEVO (Reuter) - The Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic agreed yesterday to open two air corridors to the besieged Muslim enclave of Tuzla in northern Bosnia, but there were reports of fighting elsewhere.

'We have agreed on the use of two air corridors to Tuzla, one leading from Zagreb, the other from Split,' said Yasushi Akashi, the special UN envoy to former Yugoslavia.

Meanwhile a Bulgarian oil tanker broke the UN trade blockade on Serbia after it was apparently hijacked by armed men who threatened to blow up the ship unless it was allowed to pass. The Han Kubrat with 6,000 tonnes of diesel oil on board slipped out of the Bulgarian Danube port of Somovit on Thursday without permission and reached Serbia yesterday. Bulgarian customs officials, watching through binoculars as the vessel passed, saw two men on the deck with guns pointed at seven members of the crew lined up with their hands behind their heads.