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Updated: 11 June 1999 Operational Update

NATO HQ

11 June 1999
1130

Operations Allied Force and Joint Guardian

Preparations for Operation Joint Guardian accelerated in the last 24hrs. Yesterday the North Atlantic Council approved the Activation Order (ACTORD) for the deployment of KFOR Forces into Kosovo.

Forces in the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) increased by nearly 700 to about 19,300. Advance Forces deployed to staging areas on the borders.

On 10th June Serb Forces started to withdraw from Kosovo. Approximately 4,000 personnel are assessed to have left Kosovo into Serbia thus far.

Operation Allied Force was suspended yesterday. However, a total of 399 sorties were flown, with the main emphasis on reconnaissance and air patrol missions.

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