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"I was put on trial by Al Qaeda"

 Allan Little
BBC correspondent Allan Little reporting from Sarajevo in 1992
And now for the Sunday Supplement and an extraordinary and very personal account of frightening event in the life of a BBC journalist.

Back in the early 1990s Allan Little was reporting the war in Bosnia, a war which became identified with the concept of ethnic cleansing.

During the conflict large numbers of foreign Muslim men arrived in Bosnia.

Members of the Seventh Muslim Brigade on parade in Zenica in 1996
Members of the Seventh Muslim Brigade on parade in Zenica in 1996

At first information about them was hard to come by until one day Allan Little and his camera crew found them by accident as he explains in part one.

In part two, Allan tells us more about what he learnt about the group of men who came to Bosnia seeking martyrdoom.

He begins by describing an incident which may have been the first example of British troops exchanging fire with the jihadists.

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Part one


Part two


Part three




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