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Thursday, March 25, 1999 Published at 16:19 GMT


World: Europe

The air strikes in pictures



After the first night of Nato air attacks in Yugoslavia, which saw US stealth bombers go into combat for the first time, these pictures illustrate the dramatic events as they unfold.


[ image: America sent its B-2 stealth bombers into combat for the first time.]
America sent its B-2 stealth bombers into combat for the first time.


[ image: The USS Philippine Sea launches a Cruise missile]
The USS Philippine Sea launches a Cruise missile
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[ image: A young girl sleeps on a makeshift bunk bed in a Belgrade air-raid shelter early on Thursday]
A young girl sleeps on a makeshift bunk bed in a Belgrade air-raid shelter early on Thursday


[ image: Smoke billows over the northern Yugoslav city of Novi Sad as the bombs hit. Large explosions were reported before 1900 GMT]
Smoke billows over the northern Yugoslav city of Novi Sad as the bombs hit. Large explosions were reported before 1900 GMT


[ image: An elderly Serbian woman cries after the overnight raid as she lights candles in St Mark's Orthodox Church, Belgrade]
An elderly Serbian woman cries after the overnight raid as she lights candles in St Mark's Orthodox Church, Belgrade


[ image: The aftermath:  Smoke rises from civilian buildings near the largest military barracks in Pristina on Thursday morning]
The aftermath: Smoke rises from civilian buildings near the largest military barracks in Pristina on Thursday morning


[ image: Residents in Belgrade venture outside to queue for bread on Thursday morning]
Residents in Belgrade venture outside to queue for bread on Thursday morning


[ image: Mission accomplished and the allied pilots return to their British airbase after the mission]
Mission accomplished and the allied pilots return to their British airbase after the mission





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