This month marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian War, a long, complex, and ugly conflict that followed the fall of communism in Europe.In 1991, Bosnia and Herzegovina joined several republics of the former Yugoslavia and declared independence, which triggered a civil war that lasted four years.For a start, it would be good that they stop their ideological manipulation of religion for their own political goals.It is up to us, of course, not to allow them to do that," he said.Consequently, Bosnia is not a land inhabited by Bosnians; it is the land of Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Jews, etc.
ZAGREB, Croatia (WOMENSENEWS)–To their teachers, parents and friends, Tanja and Mario seemed to be typical high school sweethearts.
Finally, in 1995, UN air strikes and United Nations sanctions helped bring all parties to a peace agreement.
Estimates of the war's fatalities vary widely, ranging from 90,000 to 300,000.
Bosnia's population was a multiethnic mix of Muslim Bosniaks (44%), Orthodox Serbs (31%), and Catholic Croats (17%).
The Bosnian Serbs, well-armed and backed by neighboring Serbia, laid siege to the city of Sarajevo in early April 1992.