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Updated: 17 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update

NATO HQ

17 May 1999
0930

Operation Allied Force Update

Poor weather caused cancellation of most air activity yesterday, on Day 54 of Operation Allied Force.

The sorties that did take place occurred in southwest Kosovo where the weather allowed pilots to make positive target detection. A small number of Serb armour, military vehicles and artillery positions were struck

Strategic strikes yesterday included the airfield at Sjenica.

All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 55. NATO expects better weather in the region until at least Thursday, which will allow for more intensified operations. Further details will be provided at NATO's morning update at 1030.

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