Battle of Vrbanja Bridge

The Battle of Vrbanja was an armed confrontation which occurred on 27 May 1995, between (UN) peacekeepers from the and elements of the Bosnian Serb of Republika Srpska (VRS).

The fighting occurred at the Vrbanja crossing of the Miljacka in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, during the Bosnian .

The VRS seized the -manned Protection Force (UNPROFOR) observation posts on both ends of the , taking twelve peacekeepers hostage.

A platoon of 30 peacekeepers led by then-Captain François Lecointre re-captured the with the support of 70 infantrymen and direct fire from armoured vehicles.

Two soldiers were killed during the battle, while another 17 were wounded.

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