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Sunday, April 11, 1999 Published at 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK

World: Europe

Picture gallery: Nato's arsenal

The United States and the UK are sending military reinforcements to southern Europe to enable Nato to step up its air strikes against Yugoslavia.

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The UK is sending the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible. The seven Harriers on board will take the total number in the region up to 19.

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The US Air Force is sending 24 F-16 Fighting Falcons armed with anti-radar HARM missiles, together with two more KC-10 refueling tanker planes.

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Four more A-10 tankbusters attack aircraft are on their way to back up strikes on ground forces.

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The warplanes will be supported by six more radar-jamming EA-6B Prowlers used to target enemy air defences.

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