|Updated: 12 May 1999||Operation Allied Force Update|
12 May 1999
Operation Allied Force Update
Our campaign to pin down, cut off and take out Serbian forces is gathering pace. Among strategic targets, five airfields and eight bridges were attacked. In strikes against Yugoslav forces five MiG 21 aircraft were destroyed on the ground, and an SA-6 surface to air missile transporter/launcher was hit.
Serb forces in Kosovo and Serbia were attacked on numerous occasions, with tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery pieces, anti-aircraft artillery, mortars, command posts, several assembly areas and troops all coming under fire, particularly in the Suva Reka, Junik and Stimjle areas, in addition to strikes against numerous military trucks. Even vehicles that the Serbs had tried to protect were struck, with substantial attacks on vehicles in disguised defensive positions.
Strategic targets included:
Military radio towers at:
Road bridges at:
Rail bridges at:
Petroleum storage sites at:
Army barracks at:
War-related industrial facilities including:
In addition, a tactical reporting post at Kacarevo, an air defence operations centre at Rakovica, and a support base at Krivovo were also attacked.
All NATO aircraft returned safely.