The Mostar Operation was a series of Yugoslav Partisan military operations in Herzegovina from February 6–15, 1945.
Partisans took the Ustaše bastion of Široki Brijeg from the Germans on February 7, and captured the Chetnik stronghold of Nevesinje on the night of February 13/14. They took Mostar without resistance on February 14. Upon entering the city, the Partisans took seven Franciscans, including the head of the Franciscan Province Leo Petrović, from the Church of Saint Peter and Paul and executed them. Their bodies were subsequently dumped into the Neretva river.
Order of battle
- 369th (Croat) Infantry Division
- 9th Croatian Mountain Division
- Nevesinje Chetnik Corps (approximately 600 troops)
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