Close Quarter Battles

Season 1 Episode 8

Hunting Sarajevo Snipers

Aired Unknown Oct 23, 2013 on
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The Bosnian War was an extraordinarily complex event with many layers of military involvement including NATO forces, national militaries, irregular paramilitary forces, mujahedeen revolutionaries, private security companies, and international intelligence personnel. One tactic in particular struck fear into the hearts of military and civilians alike: the use of snipers positioned in high buildings. Investigate this specific combat technique and how it was countered by opposing forces. Travel inside a "Sniper's Den" to understand how this tactic was so successfully used by rebel forces, and explore how traditional military techniques evolved to combat it.moreless

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