VRS ATTACK ON SREBRENICA
JULY 6th, 1995
SREBRENICA
VRS – DUTCH BATALLION – NATO – UN
Bosnian Serb forces began their attack on Srebrenica. Dutch battalion commander Colonel Karremans contacted UN headquarters in Sarajevo, requesting NATO air support once the refugee camp and UN observation posts came under shelling. When the VRS began its attack on Srebrenica, UN forces numbered 450, fewer than half infantry. At the time of the attack the force was lightly armed; it lacked adequate effective anti-tank weapons, and had only 16 percent of its normal store of ammunition, all at a crucial moment when the force lacked air support.
General Ratko Mladic knew this; and he knew when to choose the right moment to destroy the enclave.
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