Military List Of Croatian War of Independence Battles

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List of every major Croatian War of Independence battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Croatian War of Independence battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Croatian War of Independence, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Croatian War of Independence list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Croatian War of Independence battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Battles include everything from Operation Mistral to Siege of Bihać.
Battle of Zadar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Croatian War of Independence Battles
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The Battle of Zadar was a military engagement between the Yugoslav People's Army, supported by the Croatian Serb Serbian Autonomous Oblast of Krajina, and the Croatian National Guard, supported by the Croatian Police. The battle was fought north and east of the city of Zadar, Croatia, in the second half of September and early October 1991 during the Croatian War of Independence. Although the JNA's initial orders were to lift the Croatian siege of the JNA's barracks in the city and isolate the region of Dalmatia from the rest of Croatia, the orders were amended during the battle to include capturing the Port of Zadar in the city centre. The JNA's advance was supported by the Yugoslav Air ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Dalmatia, Croatia

Part of: Croatian War of Independence

Combatants: Croatia

Commanders: Ratko Mladić

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Battle of Osijek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of Croatian War of Independence Battles
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Battle of Osijek


The Battle of Osijek was the artillery bombardment of the Croatian city of Osijek by the Yugoslav People's Army which took place from August 1991 to June 1992 during the Croatian War of Independence. Shelling peaked in late November and December 1991, then diminished in 1992 after the Vance plan was accepted by the combatants. Airstrikes and attacks by JNA infantry and armored units against targets in the city accompanied the bombardment, which caused approximately 800 deaths and resulted in a large portion of the city's population leaving. Croatian sources estimated that 6,000 artillery shells were fired against Osijek over the period. After the JNA captured Vukovar on 18 November 1991, ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Osijek, Croatia

Part of: Croatian War of Independence

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Pakrac clash


The Pakrac clash, known in Croatia as the Battle of Pakrac, was a bloodless skirmish that took place in the Croatian town of Pakrac in March 1991. The clash was a result of deteriorating ethnic tensions in Croatia during the breakup of Yugoslavia. It was one of the first serious outbreaks of violence in what became the Croatian War of Independence. The clash began after rebel Serbs seized the town's police station and municipal building and harassed Croatian government officials. The Croatian government carried out a counterstrike against the rebels, sending Interior Ministry special police to re-establish control. Fighting broke out between the two sides. Despite an attempted intervention ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Pakrac, Croatia

Part of: Croatian War of Independence

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Battle of Šibenik


The Battle of Šibenik, also known as the September War, was an armed conflict fought between the Yugoslav People's Army, supported by the Croatian Serb-established Serbian Autonomous Oblast of Krajina, and the Croatian National Guard, supported by the Croatian Police. The battle was fought to the north and west of the city of Šibenik, Croatia on 16–22 September 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence. The JNA's initial orders were to relieve Croatian siege of their barracks in the city and isolate the region of Dalmatia from the rest of Croatia. The JNA's advance was supported by the Yugoslav Air Force and the Yugoslav Navy. Fighting stopped following a Croatian counter-attack that ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Dalmatia, Croatia

Part of: Croatian War of Independence

Commanders: Ratko Mladić