The Siege of Sarajevo was a military siege of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, that began on this day in 1992 during the Bosnian war.
Who was involved in the Siege of Sarajevo?
The siege was carried out by the Army of Republika Srpska, which was one of the factions involved in the Bosnian War. The city was defended by the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian Defense Council.
What were the main causes of the Siege of Sarajevo?
The Siege of Sarajevo was part of the wider Bosnian War, which was a conflict between Bosnian Serbs, Bosniaks, and Croats. The war was sparked by the breakup of Yugoslavia and the nationalist ambitions of the different groups.
How long did the Siege of Sarajevo last?
The Siege of Sarajevo lasted for almost four years, from April 1992 to February 1996.