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Updated: 30 May 1999 Operation Allied Force Update

NATO HQ

30 May 1999
0930

Operation Allied Force Update

Yesterday, NATO used continuing favourable weather conditions on Day 67 of Operation Allied Force to press on with its attacks against a wide range of Serb forces. In Kosovo allied aircraft struck at least nine artillery pieces, eight mortar positions, eight tanks, five armoured personnel carriers, two air defence radars and a variety of other military vehicles.

Other facilities that support Serb forces in Kosovo were attacked, including Other areas targeted:

MUP headquarters at

  • Prizren
  • Pristina

An air defence command post at Rakovica and a command post at Livadica

Airfields at

  • Sjenica
  • Ponikve
  • Batajnica

Highway bridges at

  • Bare
  • Popovac
  • Donje Trnjance

Storage areas at:

  • Pristina
  • Vucitrn
  • Besinje
  • Belgrade

Ammunition depots at

  • Surdulica
  • Vrdnik
  • Belgrade
  • Pirot
  • Boljevac
  • Pristina
  • Kraljevo
  • Nis
  • Gnjilane
  • Kursumlija

Army barracks at

  • Pec
  • Pristina
  • Leskovac
  • Kraljevo

TV/FM relay and radio relay stations and AM radio broadcasting stations at

  • Vranja
  • Rapca
  • Dimitrovograd
  • Nis
  • Pristina
  • Kragujevac
  • Nis

In addition, a military vehicle storage area at Nis and a support base at Krivovo, a VJ tunnel staging area in southern Kosovo and a factory at Dakovica being used as a military barracks, a training area at Pukovac and a boarder post at Restilica were also struck.

NATO flew 697 sorties, including 309 strike and 85 suppression of air defence missions. All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 68. Further details will be available at the NATO morning update at 1030.

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