Operation Neretva '93

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Operation Neretva '93
Part of the Bosnian War
Date September, 1993
Location Herzegovina
Result Stalemate, operation halted
Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commanders and leaders
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefer Halilović Unknown
Casualties and losses
Around 60 Croat civilians, combatants and POWs

Operation Neretva '93 was an Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) operation against the Croatian Defence Council (HVO) and Croatian Army in September 1993 and was launched in order to end the siege of the Bosniak part of Mostar surrounded by Croat forces and severely destroyed, and to capture areas of Herzegovina mainly inhabited by Croats, which were included in self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia.[1] The operation was stopped by ARBiH authorities after it received the information about the incidents against civilians and POWs.

Grabovica and Uzdol[edit]

Around 60 Croat civilians, combatants and POWs were killed at the time relevant to the operation in Grabovica and Uzdol.[2]

ARBiH commander Sefer Halilović was indicted by ICTY on the basis of superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3) of the Statute of the Tribunal) and charged with one count of violation of the laws and customs of war (Article 3 – murder), and found not guilty.[3]

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