Updated: 3 June 1999 Operation Allied Force Update


3 June 1999

Operation Allied Force Update

Yesterday, NATO took advantage of continued favourable weather conditions on Day 71 of Operation Allied Force to press its attacks against a wide range of Serb forces.

In Kosovo, particularly in and around the area of Mount Pastrik, allied aircraft struck at least 25 artillery pieces, five mortar positions, 12 tanks, eight armoured personnel carriers and a variety of other military vehicles.

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

A command post at Pristina

An ammunition storage site at Kursumlija

Airfields at

  • Ponikve
  • Batajnica

A highway bridge at Velika Oraste

Supply depots at

  • Cuprija
  • Svetozarevo

Radio relay stations at

  • Pristina
  • Ljubovica
  • Dimitrovgrad
  • Besna Kobila
  • Sremska Karlovci

FM/TV transmitter stations at

  • Kragujevac Crni
  • Kraljevo
  • Novi Sad

Radio broadcast stations at

  • Nis
  • Srbobran.

NATO flew 644 sorties, including 239 strike and 69 suppression of air defence missions. All NATO aircraft returned safely. Allied Force operations are underway on Day 72. Further details will be available at the NATO morning update at 1030.

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