|Updated: 26 May 1999||Operation Allied Force Update|
26 May 1999
Operation Allied Force Update
Some 650 sorties were flown on Day 63, 284 of which were strike sorties and 74 of which were sorties designed to suppress Serb air defences. The number of strike sorties was a new record, and the types of sorties flown continues the trend of an increasing proportion of strike sorties within the total flown.
Activity across the rest of Serbia was also intensive on Day 63, with targets struck including:
The Dobanovci Presidential villa, which contained a command and control bunker, struck for a second night in succession.
TV and radio relay stations and transmitters at:
Army barracks at:
Ammunition storage sites at:
Petroleum storage sites at:
Storage areas at:
Other strikes included an air defence command post at Novi Sad, a command post at Pristina, a military training area at Kraljevo, a support base at Krivovo, a railway tunnel at Pristina, which was being used as a military storage area, and the Belgrade MUP Special Police depot.
All NATO aircraft returned safely, and operations on Day 64 of the operation are well under way. Planning for day 65 is well advanced. Further details will be given in the regular 1500 briefing.
For completeness the figures for sorties flown on Day 62, which were not available yesterday, totaled 537 with 138 strike sorties and 65 suppression of air defence sorties.