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BBC's "On This Day" Remember History


Sep 23, 2005
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Remembering history and the date that the Bosnian Peace Accords were signed and the end of the brutal genocide in Bosnia but also looking forward with hope to a day where Bosnia may become a stable democracy with a strong economy:

1995: Balkan leaders agree to peace
A peace settlement for war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina has been brokered in the United States.
US President Bill Clinton announced the deal after 21 days of seemingly deadlocked negotiation at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

The plan, known as the Dayton Accord, has been agreed between the Bosnian, Serb and Croat leaders and will be enforced by 60,000 Nato troops, who will begin to arrive in the country during the next few days.

If a success, the settlement could end the most brutal conflict in Europe since the Second World War, which has resulted in the deaths of 200,000 people - mostly civilians - and left two million homeless.

This may not be a just peace, but it is more just than the continuation of war

Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic

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