Updated: 14 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update


14 May 1999

Operation Allied Force Update

NATO yesterday continued its intensive campaign against Serb forces in Kosovo, with the highest overall sortie rate in a 24-hour period of the campaign so far, with 679 sorties completed.

Throughout the period, attacks concentrated on Milosevic's forces on the ground including tanks, armoured and other military vehicles, troops, assembly areas, and artillery pieces, with particularly heavy strikes early in the day around Prizren and during the night around the Stimlje area. A SA-6 surface to air missile battery was also hit, along with several radars.

Strategic targets included:

Power generation facilities at:

  • Veliki Crljeni
  • Obrenovac
  • Nis
  • Drmno
  • Novi Sad

Airfields at:

  • Ponikve
  • Sjenica
  • Pristina

Military radio relay sites at:

  • Kosovska Mitrovica
  • Uroseva
  • Kosjeric

Highway bridges at:

  • Vrbas
  • Orlate

Border posts at:

  • Cestak
  • Knjazevac

Petroleum storage site at:

  • Pirane

Munitions storage site at:

  • Valjevo

All NATO aircraft returned safely. One unmanned reconnaissance drone was lost over Kosovo. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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