The Targeting of the Holiday Inn

  • Kenneth Morrison


Throughout the siege, rumours were abundant that the Holiday Inn was a ‘protected space’, by dint of either a deal between warring armed groups or the presence of the international media. This chapter focuses on the targeting of the Holiday Inn, analysing the extent to which the hotel was directly targeted by besieging Serb forces and to what extent it enjoyed a protected status during the siege. It also addresses the dynamics of the armed conflicts that took place in the immediate vicinity of the hotel and the impact of constant sniper fire in and around the hotel.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Morrison
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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