Briefs

Posted: November 04, 1993

SARAJEVO

15,000 FLEE CROAT DISTRICT

Moslem-led government troops stormed through an isolated Croat district yesterday, sending thousands of civilians fleeing into the countryside and leaving others cowering in cellars.

Government soldiers surrounded and entered Vares, the main town in the area 20 miles north of Sarajevo, after taking a string of Croat villages to the north, U.N. officials said.

About 15,000 Croat civilians fled, including 5,000 who sought shelter in a quarry, said Ray Wilkinson, a U.N. relief spokesman in Sarajevo.

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