Daily Brief 1 September 2013

Last updated 19:00 BST.

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See below for the latest Traffic/Travel/Weather.

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Sniper – Suicide – Alley, ‘Marsala Tita’, Sarajevo. The trite thing to say is ‘where they used to dodge bullets, now they dodge cars’. Even when we were there in May 2012 the comparison with Syria was obvious. The Bosnian War was another conflict where we were told the two sides were as bad as each other, and that we had no national interest. Putting all our efforts into humanitarian aid ultimately achieved very little, and our soldiers still died. When the west did intervene the war was over within weeks. Even twenty years later there’s resentment at the role the UK played in keeping international forces at bay.

Sniper – Suicide – Alley, ‘Marsala Tita’, Sarajevo. The trite thing to say is ‘where they used to dodge bullets, now they dodge cars’. Even when we were there in May 2012 the comparison with Syria was obvious. The Bosnian War was another conflict where we were told the two sides were as bad as each other, and that we had no national interest. Putting all our efforts into humanitarian aid ultimately achieved very little, and our soldiers still died. When the West did intervene the war was over within weeks. Even twenty years later there’s resentment at the role the UK played in keeping international forces at bay.

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Channel delays: 15mins wait at Eurotunnel France due to high volume of traffic.

Weather alerts: Amber – heavy rain/storms, toe of Italy and Sicily.

Weather: patchy with cloud and showers though Mediterranean coast mostly hot and sunny.

Traffic: see @DE_Traffic from 08:00BST.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.

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