"the Heavy metal band Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson has been appointed an honorary citizen of Bosnia-Herzegovina's capital Sarajevo."
"This as thanks for that he performed in the city during the height of the Bosnienkrig."
"Dickinson was honored during a ceremony in Sarajevo on Saturday. Two and a half decade earlier, he was on the scene in the war-torn city with his then band Skunkworks."
"– It took courage and compassion to come to Sarajevo, a city under siege in the ruins, 1994, and to plead for an end to the worst war in Europe since the second world war, said a local politician during the hedersceremonin."
"says the singer, that he just did"
" We did not end the war but we got people to feel better for the moment."
"Sarajevo was besieged by Serbian forces in 44 months, between april 1992 and February 1996. An estimated 10 000 people in the civilian population were killed during the siege."