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Siege of Sarajevo


Siege of Sarajevo - the longest siege in the modern history


The Siege That Devastated Sarajevo


Siege of Sarajevo


Siege of Sarajevo BBC


Flashback Friday: Sarajevo residents live life under siege

The Siege of Sarajevo was the siege of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the longest of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. After being initially besieged by the forces of the Yugoslav People's Army, Sarajevo was besieged by the Army of Republika Srpska from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War. The siege lasted three times longer than the Battle of Stalingrad and more than a year longer than the Siege of Leningrad.
  • Background 

  • Start of the war 

  • Early fighting for the city 

  • Atrocities 

  • NATO intervention 

  • Lifting of the siege 

  • Aftermath 

  • ICTY convictions 

  • In popular culture