|Updated: 16 May 1999||Operation Allied Force Update|
16 May 1999
Operation Allied Force Update
Aircraft struck six tanks and armoured vehicles, artillery pieces, other military vehicles, some in revetted positions, troop concentrations and military storage and command and control facilities.
While the weather was generally good yesterday, declining weather late in the day resulted in the cancellation of some sorties. Strikes knocked out the electrical power transformers supplying the Smederevo iron and steel plant and Bor copper smelter and refinery.
Other strategic targets included:
Military radio relay sites at Urosevac
Highway bridges at:
Border post at Knjazevac
Munitions storage site at Boljevac
Military storage area at Besinje
Army barracks and command post at Pristina
Petroleum storage sites at:
All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 54. Further details will be provided at NATO's morning update at 1030.