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BOSNIA GOVERNMENT SAYS TROOPS MAKING TERRITORIAL GAINS IN NORTH

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Bosnian government forces reported making gains of strategic territory in northern Bosnia Monday. The United Nations, meanwhile, said more Serb heavy weapons were discovered near Sarajevo.

The fighting in Bosnia made a mockery of an international peace plan worked out Friday in Geneva among the foreign ministers of the United States, Russia and several European Union members.Bosnian radio said Muslim-led troops had taken control of some strategic areas of Mount Majevica, northeast of Tuzla.

Earlier Sunday, the government forces were said to be pushing Serb artillery units from Vijenac, a plateau on Mount Ozren southwest of Tuzla, causing heavy losses among Bosnian Serbs.

Official Serb reports cited fighting around the northern towns of Han Pijesak and Vlasenica, on Mount Majevica, and near the Niksic plateau northwest of Sarajevo.

The extent of territorial gains made by the government army was not clear. Bosnian radio said retaliating Serb forces Sunday shelled several Muslim villages in the northeast, causing unspecified casualties.

The northeastern advance moved Muslim-led government troops closer to the corridor that links Serb holdings in Bosnia to Serbia proper to the east. Much of the fighting in northeast Bosnia has focused on the corridor, which the government is trying to cut and the Serbs are trying to expand.

The Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA reported a continued government offensive on Serb positions on Mount Majevica and in the northern Olovo-Kladanj region.