Operation Deliberate Force

Brittany Reynolds & Samantha Reinecke


NATO threatened Bosnian Serbs due to the Bosnian Serbs threatening the safe areas in Bosnia (Gorazde, Tuzla, Bihac, and Sarajevo).


NATO launched a sustained air strike campaign, Operation Deliberate Force, beginning on August 30, 1995, against Bosnian Serb military targets in response to a Bosnian Serb mortar attack on civilians in Sarajevo.


August 30, 1995-September 20, 1995


The Operation Deliberate Force launched a series of strikes against specific targets in Serb-held Bosnia and Herzegovina


They wanted to take control of the military in Bosnia


Beginning- August 29, 1995, NATO aircraft launched at specific targets

Middle- They were bombing the Bosnian people

End- September 14, 1995, the poor weather caused them to stop all missions, and had to remove all heavy weapons

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Operation Deliberate Force, Bosnia