Information on the activities of the Yugoslavian army in Dubrovnik in 1991 and 1992 [HRV25280.E]

The attached 29 May 1992 Agence France Presse (AFP) article refers to the shelling of Dubrovnik by the Yugoslav army artillery and navy.

The attached 29 May 1992 Reuters report refers to the involvement of Yugoslav army-backed Serb irregulars in those bombings, and to street battles between Serbs, Muslims and Croatians in Dubrovnik.

The attached 14 December 1991 Inter Press Service (IPS) article provides some background on the Serb siege of Dubrovnik that began in October 1991.

The attached 7 December 1991 AFP article reports on the 6 December 1991 Yugoslav army artillery bombardment of Dubrovnik.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 29 May 1992. "Four Injured in Heaviest Bombardment of Dubrovnik in Six Months." (NEXIS)

_____. 7 December 1991. "Dubrovnik Sustains Heavy Damage, Vance 'Furious'." (NEXIS)

Inter Press Service (IPS). 14 December 1991. Vesna Peric Zimonjic. "Yugoslavia: Why Dubrovnik?" (NEXIS)

Reuters. 29 May 1992. BC Cycle. Mark Heinrich. "Serbs Bombard Key Cities as U.N. Sanctions Loom." (NEXIS)