SARAJEVO, BOSNIA — Shelling which battered the Bosnian capital Sarajevo Saturday, killing at least seven people, died down early yesterday as more United Nations peacekeepers left for safety in Belgrade.
Confronted by Serb and Muslim forces' repeated disregard of cease-fires, a first column of about 200 members of the UN peacekeeping force pulled out of Saravejo Saturday. A last convoy of about 70 UN vehicles with 100 troops, including the mission commander, Gen. Satish Nambiar, left yesterday. About 120 armed UN staff will stay on to guard humanitarian aid convoys.
More than 1,300 people have been killed in more than two months of fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina between the majority Croats and Muslims and the minority Serbs, backed by the Serb-led Yugoslav federal Army.
The center of Sarajevo has been devastated by two weeks of Serbian shelling. Much of the city now lacks running water, electricity, and fresh food.