[wzslider autoplay=”true”]The American magazine Washington Post published a text about the longest sieges of cities in history – methodology implemented by certain armies with the aim of making the opposition forces surrender without putting their own forces at risk.
Thereby, the Washington Post also reminded of the siege of Sarajevo during the aggression on BiH in the nineties of the past century.
“The Serb siege of Sarajevo lasted longer than 900 days, which is actually the duration of the siege of Leningrad in the Second World War. In Sarajevo, 380.000 people lived without food, electricity, water, and heating for 46 months, while 330 shells on average hit the city every day. It all started in April 6, 1992, when 40.000 people of all nationalities and from all around BiH came to Sarajevo to request peace,” the Washington Post stated.
It was added that the Serb nationalists fired at the gathered citizens, killed five people and thus started the war which lasted for four years.
“The Serb nationalists in BiH, supported by the neighboring Serbia, surrounded Sarajevo and occupied 70 percent of the territory of BiH in several months. They expelled the non-Serb population from the territories under their control. The war in BiH ended in 1995, on November 11, after the American intervention. The siege of Sarajevo endedn,” the Washington Post writes.
Other cities on the list of the Washington Post that have been besieges are Leningrad (1941-1944), Vicksburg (1863), Alamo (1836), Candia (1648-1699), Masada (73-74) and Cartagena (149-146 BCE).