UNPROFOR REPORT
UN BASE POTOCARI - JULY 11th, 1995
The Dutch battalion assigned its logistics officer and approximately 30 soldiers to coordinate the reception of the people fleeing from Srebrenica. The Commanding Officer assessed that the main gate to the compound was vulnerable to VRS fire, and accordingly ordered that a hole be cut in the fence on the other side of the compound. Some 4,000 to 5,000 refugees had entered the compound through this hole by the early evening. The Dutch battalion then assessed that it did not have the provisions or space required to accommodate any more refugees and blocked entry into the compound for the additional refugees who were struggling to get in. These refugees, estimated to number some 15,000 to 20,000, also comprised mainly women, children and the elderly. They remained outside the compound, in its immediate vicinity, throughout the night.
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