Monday, August 17, 1998 Published at 22:07 GMT 23:07 UK
Nato 'warning' over Kosovo
British paratroopers land near the Nato camp in Bize
Troops from 14 Nato countries have been taking part in military exercises in Albania aimed at sending a message to the warring sides in neighbouring Kosovo.
The manoeuvres were arranged to bolster stability in the Balkans and to send a warning to Serbia about Nato's concern at the conflict in the Serbian province of Kosovo.
"We are using the lessons learnt from Bosnia. Should we have to react in any way, in peace support operations or any other way, we will be ready."
But BBC Defence Correspondent in Albania, Mark Laity, says Nato's failure to intervene when Serb forces attacked civilian targets in Kosovo has blunted the impact of the exercises.
Operations, including air combat and evacuations, will be concentrated around the Albanian capital, Tirana.
Serbian forces have taken control of the last major Kosovo Liberation Army stronghold in the province.
Western journalists who visited the village of Junik, near the border with Albania, said all the civilian population had fled, and many buildings were damaged.
A BBC correspondent in Kosovo, Jeremy Cooke, says the fall of Junik is a major blow to the KLA, which has been pushed back from territory it controlled in recent weeks.
Some reports say the KLA are re-grouping in Glodjani, a village which fell to the Serbs but where KLA troops are once again moving freely.