Victor Jackovich, right, the first U.S. ambassador to Bosnia, speaks with Bosnian Army Gen. Jovan Divjak, an ethnic Serb, during a break in the Sarajevo Parliament session in 1994. Jackovich was one of the U.S. officials not told of Washington's policy change on Iranian arms to Bosnia.
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic talks to the international press corps in Sarajevo in May, 1994.
Baby twins were evacuated to Sarajevo from Gorazde in May, 1994 after the Muslim enclave was besieged by Serbian forces a month earlier. Clinton administration officials have said it was the near collapse of Gorazde that prompted them not to block Iranian attempts to arm the Bosnians.
Bosnian amputees line up to board a special plane that flew them from Sarajevo to the Hajj pilgimmage in Saudi Arabia in June, 1994. For many of the Bosnian Muslims, who were much more secular than their Middle East counterparts, it was their first such religious journey and a welcome exodus from besieged Bosnia.
Two young women in traditional Muslim dress walk through Sarajevo in May, 1994. Though once a cosmopolitan Balkan capital, Sarajevo saw increasing signs of Islamic influence throughout the war, reflecting the growing influence of Muslim countries like Iran as well as a general turn toward religion to find comfort from the depravities of war.
Children having a snowball fight amid the debris of war.
News photos of children's bodies in the morgue. The childrens' deaths helped build pressure in the U.S. Congress for a unilateral lifting of the arms embargo. The dead children were victims of Serbian attacks on Sarajevo.