Here, in the town that has come to stand for the Bosnian Serb murder of thousands of Muslims and the torching of their homes, lie some of the deepest wounds of the four-year ethnic war in Bosnia.
American military peacekeepers — sent here under terms of the Dayton peace agreement last December that ended the war — are trying to heal them, gently and gradually. But few believe such a rapprochement will happen.
“We’re here to discourage them not to fight,” says Pfc. Jonah Moos, 22, of Independence, Calif.