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CROATIA SAYS NO TO YUGOSLAV PULLOUT PLAN

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Croatia rejected a troop withdrawal plan proposed by the Serb-dominated Yugoslav army as ethnic forces clashed around the eastern town of Vukovar and other areas in unchecked breaches of the latest cease-fire accord.

At least two people were reported killed Monday in Vukovar, but casualty tolls from other areas were not available.The Croatian rejection of the Yugoslav army pullout proposal came during European Community-mediated negotiations in Zagreb aimed at cementing a truce agreement reached in The Hague, Netherlands, between Croatia and rival Serbia last Friday.

EC mediators hope the delicate negotiations eventually will produce a peace plan that accommodates the republic's demand for a total federal troop withdrawal with the army high command's call for the lifting of sieges of its bases in Croatia.