As these events were taking place, the estimated 3,000 residents of the "Swedish Shelter Project," which was located near the southern perimeter of the enclave, began fleeing towards Srebrenica town. The Dutch battalion Commander ordered B Company to establish a temporary observation post near the refugee compound, which would then serve as the Dutch battalion's southernmost position. B Company dispatched an armored personnel carrier to the area, where it arrived at approximately 1100 hours, passing a column of refugees streaming north. The five-man APC crew reported upon arrival at the compound that it was virtually empty. At 1348 hours, the crew reported that they had been stopped and caught by surprise by a group of VRS soldiers. The Serbs disarmed the crew, took their vehicle, and made them walk to Serb-held territory.
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