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Croatia: Information on whether Zagreb has been under attacks by Serbian forces since January 1992

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 October 1994
Citation / Document Symbol HRV18769.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Croatia: Information on whether Zagreb has been under attacks by Serbian forces since January 1992, 1 October 1994, HRV18769.E, available at: [accessed 30 May 2016]
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Country Reports 1993 reports that in October 1993, after attacks from Croatian forces on several Serb-held villages, Serbian forces retaliated by shelling several cities and towns, among which the Zagreb suburb of Lucko was hit (1994, 830, 835). Other reports specifically referring to attacks by Serbian forces on Zagreb since January 1992 are currently unavailable to the DIRB.

For additional information on the war and conditions in Zagreb, please consult the attached media reports.

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.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1993. 1994. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United Sates Government Printing Office.


The Associated Press (AP). 7 April 1994. AM Cycle. Snjezana Vukic. "Ammunition Dump Explodes in Zagreb Suburb." (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 15 September 1993. "Foreign Airlines Cancel Flights to Zagreb Because of Shelling." (NEXIS)

. 9 September 1993. "Croatian Muslims Accuse State and Media of Persecution After Zagreb Bomb Blast." (NEXIS)

. 10 March 1992. "The Croatian-Yugoslav Conflict in Brief; Orthodox Priest Says 60% of Serbs From Zagreb Have Moved Out `Under Pressure'." (NEXIS)

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 16 January 1993. "More Casualties in Bosnian-Herzegovina." (NEXIS)

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