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Battle for Vozuća

Battle for Vozuća
Part of Bosnian War
Location map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vozuća
Vozuća

Location of Vozuća
Date July 1995 – September 10, 1995
Location Vozuća
Result ARBiH victory
Belligerents
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnian Mujahideen
Republika Srpska
Commanders and leaders
Refik Lendo
Muatez Billah
Unknown
Strength
3rd Corps
Black Swans
3rd Ozren brigade
4th Ozren brigade
Srbačka brigade
Casualties and losses
129 killed Unknown number of KIA (60 captured)

Battle for Vozuća (Bosnian: Bitka za Vozuću) was an attack by the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the foreign troops of the Bosnian mujahideen on 10 September 1995 against the strategically important Army of Republika Srpska-held village of Vozuća, in the municipality of Zavidovići during the Bosnian War.[1][2]

Contents

  • The attack 1
  • Final phase 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

The attack

The attack itself, was carried out by the El Mujahed Detachment of the 3rd Corps, they also were accompanied by some regular members of the ARBIH.[3][4] The attack was planned already in May 1995 and had three phases which were carried out. The first one was called "Crveni lav" and the main goal in this operation was to cut the communication of the VRS in Vozuća. They succeed and pushed the Serb forces. The second part of the operation was called "Battle for pride". The goal was to prepare refugees from Srebrenica and Žepa to move into the area after it's liberated. It was planned but after the attack, only small group of people arrived at destroyed Vozuća area.[5][6]

Final phase

Everything was ready and the final attack code named "Uragan" (English: Hurricane). The attack started on 10 September and ended the same day with the total victory of the Bosnian forces. They used the planning very good and were ahead of the Serb forces. The Army and the Mujahideen got help from a special paramilitary force called Black Swans.[1] The aftermath of the battle is infamous for the brutal behaving of the Mujahideen forces against left soldiers and civil population. The Bosnian forces continued advancing trough the Ozren area.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^
  3. ^ Library Information and Research Service, "The Middle East", Index Page 31
  4. ^ ICTY transcript, September 24 2007
  5. ^
  6. ^ Battle for Vozuća - The Afghan-Bosnian Mujahideen Network in Europe
  7. ^

Further reading

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