Fadila Odžaković-Žuta: Should we, like mice, let them take Sarajevo?
Fadila was one of the bravest women during the aggression on BiH; a true heroine of the city of Sarajevo. Together with the Army of Republic of BiH, Fadila fought for the defense of her city against the Serb aggressor.
During the combat at the locality of Žuč, one of the strategic points for the defense of Sarajevo, Žuta was wounded on September 18, 1992 and passed away two days later.
Fadila was born on March 14, 1958 in Goražde. She was a soldier, member of the First Motorized Brigade. She was awarded with the war decoration "Golden Lily" in 1993, posthumously, and in 1994 she was awarded the "Order of the golden coat of arms with swords".
Many people say she was more courageous that most men. According to the stories, her last words were "do not let them get through".
During a major operation of the Republika Srpska Army, with the aim of returning the Orlić point, on the hill Žuč, during which the VRS soldiers led a living shield comprised of captured Bosniak civilians, Fadila Odžaković-Žuta was one of the first fighters on the line of defense of Sarajevo.
She said: Should we, like mice, let them take Sarajevo?
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