SARAJEVO MOURNS SERB GENERAL WHO DEFENDED CITY DURING SIEGE


14/04/2021




Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Bosnia and Herzegovina is mourning the death of Serbian general Jovan Divjak, who became a "symbol of the city's multi-ethnic defence" by helping defend Sarajevo, which was besieged by Serbian forces for nearly four years in the 1990s.

A funeral was held in Sarajevo for Jovan Divjak, a former general of Serbian origin who died on April 8th at the age of 84 and was buried in the Bare Cemetery.

Divjak was an officer of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), who joined the Bosnian army when the war began in April 1992.

During the war, Divjak was the only Serb member of Bosnia's Muslim-dominated military command.

A day of mourning has been declared in the Canton of Sarajevo due to Divjak's passing.


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