Briefs

Posted: April 22, 1993

TUZLA

TRUCE DOESN'T STOP FIGHTING

Bitter fighting between Moslems and Croats raged in central Bosnia despite a truce yesterday, deepening the ethnic fissures of the yearlong Bosnian war. U.N. officials accused the former allies of committing wanton murders in ''ethnic cleansing" operations.

The battles have fractured the central region into myriad fronts, further diminishing hopes that a U.N. peace plan for the warring Serbs, Moslems and Croats will come to fruition.

The Bosnian Serbs' leader dealt peace efforts another blow by refusing to meet with a key mediator yesterday. He later said a meeting was possible, indicating he was concerned about Western military intervention.

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