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POWS ESCORTED TO SAFETY FROM SERBIAN CAMP

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More than 1,500 prisoners of war, mainly Muslims, were free Friday, escorted to safety by the Red Cross from a Serb detention camp in northern Bosnia. One of the former prisoners indicated that Serb guards had beaten inmates to death.

U.N. relief officials who accompanied the convoy on its way to the Croatian border Thursday said that up to 200,000 terrified civilians may flee Serb terror tactics in northern Bosnia within the next two weeks.An American relief flight will fly to the besieged Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, on Saturday, but it was unclear when a 19-nation airlift will resume full-tilt after a month-long suspension, a U.N. official said.

Yugoslavia's Tanjug news agency reported heavy fighting Friday in northern Bosnia, where Serb forces were trying to widen a corridor connecting Serb-occupied regions in Bosnia and Croatia with Serbia. On Thursday, a mortar shell landed in Sarajevo's New Town, killing five children and one adult, Bosnian defense officials said.