Old town of Mostar, seen from the top of Stari Most, the famous arched stone bridge over the Neretva River. This bridge became the dividing line during the Bosnian War, with Croatian Bosnians occupying land to the west of the bridge and Serbians occupying the mountaintops on the eastern flank of the city. Moslem Bosniaks, trapped in the small area of land on the eastern side of the river, suffered shelling and sniper attacks from both sides for more than three years. They survived by living in basements beneath the rubble of their homes. Today both the bridge and the old town have been rebuilt.