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Updated: 19 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update

NATO HQ

19 May 1999
0930

Operation Allied Force Update

Weather again forced the cancellation of the majority of strike missions yesterday on Day 56 of Operation Allied Force.

NATO flew 425 sorties, of which only 58 were strike sorties and 28 suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) sorties.

During operations that were conducted, NATO aircraft destroyed six Galeb aircraft on the ground north of Prizren. Ground force artillery positions were also hit.

Other targets included:

Petroleum storage facility in Belgrade

Ammunition plant at Valjevo

Army facilities at Sabac and Vranje

Radio relay sites at:

  • Loznica
  • Prepolac

All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 57. Further details will be provided at NATO's military update at 1500.

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