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Friday, May 21, 1999 Published at 12:01 GMT 13:01 UK


Nato strikes: Week eight



Kosovo: Special Report
Nato went into the eighth week of its air campaign against Yugoslavia pledging to intensify attacks still further, despite an attack on a Kosovo village which left scores dead. As Russia was rocked by political crisis, President Yeltsin warned Moscow could pull out of Yugoslav peace efforts if its mediation attempts were ignored.

Follow the eighth week of the Nato campaign in this day-by-day guide to the best of BBC News Online's coverage.

Use the options on the left to return to latest news and other current BBC coverage.

Build-up to conflict I Week one I Week two I Week three I Week four I Week five I Week six I Week seven I Week eight


Nato strikes: Day 56
(18 May )


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Nato differences emerge
Amid growing signs of differences between Nato countries over the future of the conflict with Yugoslavia, Greece calls for a temporary halt to the bombing.


Analysis
Refugee lessons from Bosnia
The search for a diplomatic solution
Multimedia
"Bridges, airports and factories hit overnight"
BBC's David Shukman: Nato troop movements may be too little too late

Nato strikes: Day 55
(17 May )


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Nato assesses troops option
Nato leaders draw up a possible timetable for sending ground troops into Kosovo, following a request by Western governments.


Analysis
Waiting for the Apaches
Ground troops back on agenda

Multimedia
BBC's Orla Guerin meets refugees in Macedonia

Nato strikes: Day 54
(16 May )


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Gulf general criticises Nato
America's former military chief Colin Powell criticises the conduct of the war in Yugoslavia, saying Nato needs to go "all out" to achieve its aims.


Multimedia
Mark Laity explains Nato's strategy after latest civilian killings
Mike Williams in Belgrade: Hopes of peace moves


Nato strikes: Day 53
(15 May )


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Serbs accused over Nato killings
The US accuses the Serbs of using "human shields" as the row intensifies over the Nato attack on Korisa, where scores of refugees died.


Multimedia
World Affairs correspondent Kevin Connolly: "A lot of questions remain unanswered"
Jacky Rowland in Korisa: "A gruesome scene"


Nato strikes: Day 52
(14 May )


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Nato admits village bombing
Nato says it attacked the village of Korisa in southern Kosovo where up to 100 civilians were killed as a "legitimate military target".


Multimedia
BBC's Nicholas Witchell: Nato insists air attacks will continue
Paul Reynolds in Washington: "China, having expressed anger, seems ready to restore relations"


Nato strikes: Day 51
(13 May )


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Nato to step up action
The United States says Nato will step up bombardment of Yugoslavia still further, after several days with the largest number of sorties flown so far.


Analysis
Russian sacking good news for Kosovo?
CIA's catalogue of blunders
Multimedia
Bridget Kendall reports on growing opposition to Nato action
Mike Williams in Belgrade: "Power cuts convince people they are main targets"


Nato strikes: Day 50
(12 May )


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Yeltsin threatens Kosovo talks
Russian President Boris Yeltsin warns Moscow might pull out of Yugoslav peace efforts if its mediation work continues to be ignored.


Analysis
Fifty days on: How credible is Nato?
The costs of war
Texts and transcripts
Milosevic statement on security forces
Multimedia
The BBC's Stephen Gibbs: "No signs of a deal until Nato stops bombing"


Nato strikes: Week seven
(5 - 11 May)


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Chinese embassy hit
Day-by-day coverage of the seventh week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Clinton's call to arms, G8 peace plan agreed, Nato missiles hit Chinese embassy, Chinese protests, China makes peace demands, Serbs report pull-out, Yeltsin threatens talks. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week six
(28 April - 4 May)


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Russia's push for peace
Day-by-day coverage of the sixth week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Yugoslav Deputy Premier Draskovic fired, Nato strike kills civilians, Belgrade hit by blitz, Nato bomb hits bus, US prisoners freed, 'soft' bomb hits power supply, Kosovo solution 'closer', Clinton's call to battle. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week five
(21 - 27 April)


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Nato tightens grip
Day-by-day coverage of the fifth week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Nato hits Milosevic party HQ and residence, Nato missile hits Serbian TV, Montenegro warns of destbilisation, leaders at Nato 50th anniversary summit vow to press on with campaign. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week four
(14 - 20 April)


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Refugees hit
Day-by-day coverage of the fourth week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Refugees killed as Nato hits convoys, raids widen across Yugoslavia, US holds Yugoslav prisoner, Nato says ethnic cleansing spreading. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week three
(7 - 13 April)


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Nato reinforces
Day-by-day coverage of the third week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Heaviest raids so far, large-scale reinforcements sent for, civilians killed as passenger train hit, Nato ground troops to Albania for relief efforts. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week two
(31 March-6 April)


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Refugee exodus
Day-by-day coverage of the second week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Raids intensify with central Belgrade and key bridges hit, refugees pour out of Kosovo creating a massive humanitarian crisis for its neighbours, Serbia seizes three US soldiers. Back to top


Nato strikes: Week one
(24-30 March)


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Serbia bombed
Full BBC coverage of the first week of Nato's action with links to original stories, transcripts + BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: First raids, reports of scorched earth policy in Kosovo, Nato loses Stealth fighter, refugees tell stories of atrocities, Nato starts round-the-clock air attacks, Russian mediation comes to nothing. Back to top


Build-up to conflict
(1998 - 1999)


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Timeline
Details of the negotiations at Rambouillet, the earlier massacre at Racak and the history of the conflict stretching back to March 1998. With links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports. Back to top




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