UNPROFOR REPORT
NOTICE OF AIR STRIKE - JULY 10th, 1995
At approximately midnight, the Dutch battalion Commander, Colonel Karremans, convened a meeting with the Bosnian Muslim leadership in Srebrenica. He informed them that the VRS had offered an ultimatum for "surrender" which UNPROFOR had categorically rejected. The Dutch battalion Commander also told the leadership that as of 0600 hours on July 11th NATO would conduct a massive air strike against the VRS positions around the enclave if they had not withdrawn to the original boundaries of the safe area. He added that if the VRS did withdraw, then Dutch battalion would reoccupy the observation posts which had been overrun. The ARBiH Chief of Staff asked the Dutch battalion Commander for guidance on what his forces should do in preparation for the NATO air strike, if it were really to be delivered. In response, the Dutch battalion Commander stated that they should stay as far away as possible from the current confrontation line and take cover in their houses.
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