Markale market is awash in the lush oranges, reds, greens and yellows of fresh fruit and vegetables. But 16 years ago, when the Bosnian war broke out, produce disappeared from the stalls of Sarajevo, and some days the only color was blood red.
Esad Pozder, 67, remembers one of those days when a heavy mortar fired by separatist Bosnian Serbs landed in a corner of the city center market, killing 68 people, including his sister, and wounding 200 more.
"There was blood all over the place, flowing down the aisles, people without heads or hands or arms or limbs. That's how it was," the market trader said. What happened February 5, 1994, two years into the war, was then the single deadliest attack on Sarajevo by Serbs trying to carve out their own ethnically pure state. Read full article »