Sarajevo 1992 - 1995, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe
“Ášikovati” - to flirt
“Ašikovanje” (flirting) is the way you got to know your mate, by flirting with him/her. It was usually always the male who “visited” the female by coming to her door and speaking with her behind it, while the door was a little open, like you can see in the picture. You could also call her name until she opened the window in her room and you could see her that way. It always had to be from a distance, the people flirting were never completely alone and able to touch each other. I suppose it was more “decent” to do it that way in those times.
My grandmother often tells stories about how young men wanted to ašikovati with her! It happened this way too, while she looked through her window down on him or behind a door that was ajar.
The word “ašik” means love in Turkish. Ašikovanje was the common way to flirt/get to know each other in Bosnia-Hercegovina during Ottoman occupation and after that as well.
Don’t forget sign in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Siege Of Sarajevo Started from 6th April 1992 to 29th February 1996.
The siege of Sarajevo, as it came to be popularly known, was an episode of such notoriety in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia that one must go back to World War II to find a parallel in European history. Not since then had a professional army conducted a campaign of unrelenting violence against the inhabitants of a European city so as to reduce them to a state of medieval deprivation in which they were in constant fear of death. In the period covered in this Indictment, there was nowhere safe for a Sarajevan, not at home, at school, in a hospital, from deliberate attack.
Atrocities: Siege Stats/Totals Lasted 1,425 days 10,000+ killed Including 1,500+ children 56,000+ wounded 15,000+ children Late 1992, early 1993 height of the siege. Average of 329 shells per day July 22, 1993 is estimated to be heaviest day, 3,777 shells. Almost every building damages in some way Pre-war population: 650,000 Day of Cease Fire: approx 220,000, only 65% of pre-war size. (Read more here)
1. 22 April 1996: A boy plays on a tank in the Sarajevo neighbourhood of Grbavica
2. 6 April 1992: A Bosnian special forces soldier returns fire in downtown Sarajevo as he and civilians are shot at by Serbian snipers
3. 26 November 1992: A man ducks for cover as a cyclist races across a bridge in Dobrinja, a southwestern suburb of Sarajevo. On the right, sand bags have been set up to block the view of snipers who regularly shoot at people crossing the bridge.
4. 16 February 1993: Refugees from all parts of Bosnia scavenge for food in the Sarajevo dump, after the Bosnian government declared a boycott of food aid to Sarajevo until aid reached eastern Bosnia
5. 12 March 1996: A group of Bosnian men who have been refugees for four years return to their homes in the destroyed part of Ilidzia, a formar Serb-held suburb of Sarajevo
6. 29 February 1996: Muslim-Croat federation police officers look at the local map before going on patrol in the Sarajevo suburb of Ilijas, after they took control from the Bosnian Serbs. The Bosnian Federation government declared that the siege of Sarajevo was over on 29 February 1996. (See all pictures from above here)
Approximately 11.541 innocent people (including) children were murdered during the siege of Sarajevo. May their innocent souls rest in peace & may their precious lives never be forgotten.
None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise, and He is over all things omnipotent.
Never forget! Never forgive! Sarajevo!
Beginning of the siege of Sarajevo: April 5, 1992
Duration of the siege: 1425 days
Number of people killed: 11541
Number of children killed: 1601
Number of injured people: close to 50000
Average number of grenades shot at the City daily: 329
Record numbers of grenades shot in a day: 3777 (on July 22, 1993)
Total number of grenades that hit Sarajevo: close to 490000