Time Line of the Bosnian War

   ~ Feb 20- Bosnia and Herzegovina declare independent
   ~ April- Bosnian Serbs begin their siege on sarajevo

   ~Jan.- Bosnian deputy Prime Minister killed by Serbian forces while on the way to airport.
   ~Bosnian Muslims and Croats begin fighting over the parts of Bosnia not already taken by Serbs. This is about 30% of the original teritory. 
   ~ U.N. delcares Safe Havens for muslims; Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bihac, Serbrenica, Zepa and Gorazde. 

   ~Feb. 6- A mortar explodes in corwded market in Sarajevo, 68 poeple killed. 
   ~Feb. 28- NATO shoots down four Serbian aircraft over Bosnia, intervening for the first time since the war began.
   ~March 18- Bosnian Mulisms and Croats sign peace accords drawn up by U.S.

   ~Janurary 1st.- Former US President Jimmy Carter brokers peace agreement between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims. The Truce holds well for about 4 months. 
   ~May 24th- Serb forces refuse to remove heacy weapons from Sarajevo and as a result NATO launches an aircraft attack on Serb ammunition depot. In retallitaion, Serbs begin attacking the Muslim Safe zones designated by the UN. 
   ~July 11- Serbs sieze Sreb
   ~ July- Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic indicted for war crimes.
   ~ July- July 25th- Serbs sieze Zepa 
  ~August 30th- NATO airstrike begins against Serbs in and around Sarajevo
   ~November 1st- Peace talks begin in Dayton, Ohio
   ~November 21st- Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia agree to a settlement
   ~November 27th- President Clinton asks for support in sending 20,000 American troops to Bosnia
   ~December 3- President Clinton gives the official order to deploy American troops to Bosnia
   ~December 14th- The Dayton Peace Accords are signed by the Bosnians, Croats, and Serbs. 60,000 NATO troops are now allowed into the territories for peacekeeping purposes only.
   ~December 20th- NATO takes over peace-keeping duties from UN" (Bosnia...).