Saturday, May 29, 1999 Published at 18:58 GMT 19:58 UK
KLA goes on the offensive
The Albanian army practised its response to a Serbian incursion
The border region between Albania and Kosovo is becoming an increasingly dangerous place with reports of a new KLA offensive against Serbian forces on Friday.
Tension has heightened in nearby refugee camps at Kukes, easily within range of Serb artillery, amid fears that the conflict could spread into Albania itself.
BBC correspondent Jeremy Cooke, who is in the border area, says all the indications are that the KLA has launched a fresh offensive. Video recordings from inside Kosovo show rebel forces moving freely in the border area but they clearly still face determined Serbian opposition
Show of strength
In a show of force, the Albanian army conducted military exercises with live ammunition in the valleys along the border.
More than a thousand ground troops took part, supported by tanks and rocket fire into the hills.
However, Nato spokesman Jamie Shea denied the alliance was unhappy with the Albanian's actions. "(Albania) has the right to take any steps which it deems necessary to defend itself," he said.
Civilians under threat
The UNHCR continued to relocate Kosovo refugees from Kukes to other camps in the south, further away from the fighting.
Shelling from the Serbs in Kosovo has forced some Albanian villagers from their homes in the border region.
The Serbs regard the villages as KLA strongholds, but the end result of the fighting is Albanian families left to seek shelter within their own country.