(E) Croatia to Mark 10th Anniversary of Storm Operation Friday
Croatia to Mark 10th Anniversary of Storm Operation Friday
4 August 2005 | 14:49 | FOCUS News Agency
Zagreb. Croatia will mark the 10th anniversary of Storm operation Friday, as a result of which the town of Knin was liberated, Montenegrin agency MINA reported for FOCUS news agency. According to authorities in Zagreb, the liberation of the town marks the end of the Serbian occupation in the central part of Croatia. Croatian agency HINA reported that the liberation of Knin is of great significance for the country because since the summer of 1990 the town has been the center of unrest on the part of local Serbian population. At first the unrest came down to a road blockade and later aggravated to wild assaults on Croatian cities and villages, to murders and deportations of non-Serbian population supported by Yugoslav People’s Army, HINA reported. Storm military operation started on August 4 and almost one fifth of the state was liberated for only 84 hours. According to HINA, during the operation 174 Croatian soldiers die and fewer than one thousand are injured.