SERB T-53 TANK SEIZED BY DEFENDERS OF SREBRENICA
Defenders of Srebrenica Enclave Seize T-53 Tank From Serb Attackers
REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
WAR PRESIDENCY OF THE SREBRENICA MUNICIPALITY
Srebrenica, 25 September 1992.
To: The Presidency of BiH / The Main Staff of the Armed forces of RBiH / Public
Around 1000 hrs on 24 September 1992 Serbian Chetnik criminals from Podravanje and Milici attacked the villages of Kutuzero, Lipovac and Suceska, using the most destructive hardware that the Yugoslav soldiery had given them.
There were casualties among the innocent civilian population. The most notorious criminals from Podravanje and Derventa were unsuccessfully trying to move the front line. In a speedy and effective action the Srebrenica Armed Forces moved to counter-attack on the line Zutica, Suceska, Kutuzero and Bucje villages. In an exceptionally well prepared sabotage action the Chetnik Bracan stronghold was taken, a T-53 tanks and PAT / anti-aircraft gun / were quickly seized from the aggressor and two armored personnel carriers were destroyed. A great deal of artillery and infantry ammunition, grenades and other MTS (material and technical quipment) was seized in the action.
The seized equipment and hardware were immediately put into operation and by 2400 hrs that day the entire Podravanje local commune was cut off, another T-53 tank, a number of PAMs / anti-aircraft machine gun / and a certain quantity of ammunition and other MTS (material and technical equipment) were seized. Over 100 Chetniks were killed in the said compat action, while 15 of our soldiers were either wounded or killed.
After suffering such heavy losses and inevitable defeat, the aggressor vented all its rage on the innocent civilian population in the free territory of Srebrenica.
Between 2035 and 2230 hrs two enemy batteries mercillessly shelled the free territory, over 200 shells of different caliber were fired and around 20 civilians were wounded.
Only in the course of yesterday the aggressor fired over 600 shells from the well known locations at Rogac, Koprivno and Ade near Bratunac. Yugoslav Air Force bombers carried out several raids on Srebrenica around 104/illegible/ hrs this morning. Huge material damage was caused and dozens of people were either wounded or killed.
Members of Srebrenica Armed Forces yesterday taught the followers of Attila and Genghis Khan a real lesson on how to defend oneself and fight for freedom. Most of the Chetniks who were killed are mercenaries from Serbia, which is proved by personal documents found on them.
We would like to repeat for the umpteenth time that the situation in the free territory is critical in all segments of life and work. This is last opportunity to bring to this area the most basic medical and food supplies.
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