Bosnia – Last days of the war

 

 

In 1995/96 I took an assignment to cover the end of the war in Bosnia and the implementation of the Dayton Accord peace deal which ended the first of many armed conflicts in the Balkans following the collapse of the former Soviet satellite country of Yugoslavia. The fall of Communism and the breakup of the Soviet Union had seen the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany and other eastern European communist states. In the new country of Bosnia Herzegovina NATO troops tried to keep the peace while the citizens sorted their differences and started to rebuild their country. Some differences are still not sorted out but at least they have stopped shooting at each other.