Updated: 15 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update


15 May 1999

Operation Allied Force Update

On Day 52 of Operation Allied Force, NATO continued its systematic air campaign against the Serb military, attacking both its overall military capability and its forces on the ground in Kosovo that have been engaged in a broad and brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing against Kosovar Albanians.

NATO aircraft attacked the full range of Serbian ground forces, both deployed in Kosovo and in Serbia, including targets near Belgrade. These included tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery pieces, radars, a bridge-making vehicle, other military vehicles, troop assembly areas and revetted positions.

NATO aircraft flew 592 sorties yesterday. More than half were strike and suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) missions.

Strategic targets included:

Airfields at:

  • Obvra
  • Sjenica
  • Ponikve

Military radio relay sites at:

  • Krusevac
  • Kosovoska
  • Mitrovica
  • Uzice

Highway bridges at:

  • Kosmaca
  • Cuprija
  • Popovac
  • Kursumilija

Railway bridges at:

  • Grdelica
  • Podina

Surface to air missile facility at Kragujevac

Ordnance repair facility at Cacak

Army installations at:

  • Pirot
  • Alesinac
  • Krusevac
  • Lesovac
  • Pec

Border posts at:

  • Cestak
  • Knjazevac

Petroleum storage sites at:

  • Kraljevo
  • Sjenica

Munitions storage sites at:

  • Besinje
  • Surdulica

All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 53. Further details will be provided at NATO's morning update at 1030.

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