Workers re-cobbling the pavement near Bascarsija square in the old town, Sarajevo. 1998
Siege of Sarajevo (1992-96) Exact figures of casualties are still disputed but it is estimated that approx. 19,000 people died, 10% of them children.
18,000 Serbian troops stationed in the hills surrounding city, besieged the 340,000 citizens with its constant artillery, mortar, sniper rifles and heavy machine-gun fire.
Aside from the human cost of war, the cities infrastructure also suffered greatly - buildings, roads, waterworks, power supplies. A recent report suggests that the Serb forces caused an estimated $18.5billion of damage.
- Jacky Chapman
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