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Updated: 20 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update

NATO HQ

20 May 1999
0930

Operation Allied Force Update

NATO took advantage of improved weather to increase its sortie rate and pound away at Serb military and ground force targets on Day 58 of Operation Allied Force. NATO aircraft flew 446 sorties, including 118 strike sorties and another 35 suppression of air defense (SEAD) missions. Strikes against Serb forces in Kosovo included tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery positions, an SA-6 transporter launcher and other military vehicles.

Other areas targeted:

Airfields at:

  • Pristina
  • Batajnica

Radio relay site at Loznica

Military communications stations at:

  • Belgrade
  • Stara Pazova

AM radio broadcast facilities at:

  • Serboran
  • Subotica
  • Kula

Army facilities at:

  • Gnjilane
  • Belgrade
  • Istok

Ammunition plant at Baric

Petroleum storage facilities at:

  • Sombor
  • Batajnica

All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 58. Further details will be provided at the NATO morning update at 1030.

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