Updated: 8 June 1999 Operation Allied Force Update


8 June 1999

Operation Allied Force Update

On Day 76 of Operation Allied Force attacks against Serb forces in Kosovo kept up the pressure on Milosevic. Targets struck included 20 artillery pieces, 10 armoured personnel carriers, nine mortar positions, six tanks, eight multiple rocket launchers, revetted positions and other military vehicles.

Facilities in Serbia that support the Serb forces in Kosovo responsible for ethnic cleansing were attacked including:

Airfields at

  • Batajnica
  • Sjenica

An air defence early warning sites at Kapaonik

Ammunition storage sites at

  • Kursumlija
  • Kraljevo

Military storage depots at

  • Podgorae
  • Cuprija
  • Svetozarevo

A training area at Cuprija

A petroleum storage site at Novi Sad.

NATO yesterday flew 658 sorties, including 222 strike and 65 suppression of air defence missions. All NATO aircraft returned safely. Operations on Day 77 are underway. Further details will be provided at the NATO morning update at 1100.

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