Monday, January 18, 1999 Published at 16:12 GMT
Kosovo fighting spreads
On the march: Serb troops in southern Kosovo
Serbian security forces with armoured vehicles and heavy weapons are mounting an offensive against a number of villages in southern Kosovo.
The latest fighting broke out in Racak, where 40 ethnic Albanians were massacred on Friday. It has spread to neighbouring villages.
International monitors said there had been shelling and gunfire at the villages of Petrova and Malopoljce and Urosevac town. Fighting was also reported around Vasiljevo village in central Kosovo.
Serb police units said the operation was to track down members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which is fighting for independence from Yugoslavia.
International monitors have also reported Serb military movements, but no fighting, in the Podujevo area, where there has been a series of clashes over the last month.
Ethnic Albanian guerrillas said they had attacked a Serb patrol near the town of Kosovska Mitrovica, 40km (25 miles) north-west of the Kosovo regional capital, Pristina.
The Serb Media Centre confirmed the attack and said five policemen were wounded.
Two senior Nato generals are travelling to Belgrade to warn the Yugoslav authorities that they face air strikes if they do not end the violence in Kosovo as agreed in a cease-fire deal last year.