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Monday, May 31, 1999 Published at 16:04 GMT 17:04 UK


Nato strikes: Week nine



Kosovo: Special Report
Nato's ninth week of air attacks against Yugoslavia began with a public show of unity by the US and Britain. While there were differing signals behind the scenes from alliance countries about the readiness to consider a ground campaign, Nato agreed to increase the number of troops in the Balkans.

Follow the ninth 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 I Week nine



Nato strikes: Day 63
(25 May)


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Troops boost for Nato
Nato increases the military pressure on Belgrade by almost doubling the size of its peacekeeping force destined for Kosovo.


Multimedia
The BBC's John Simpson in Belgrade: "People here are frightened and angry"


Nato strikes: Day 62
(24 May)


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Serbia's water and power hit
Nato bombers again hit power facilities in Serbia, causing shortages of electricity and water throughout the country.


From our own correspondent
John Simpson: View from a hospital bed
Multimedia
BBC's Paul Wood: "Refugees arriving at a rate not seen in a month"
UN's Sergio Vieira de Mello: "Reality in Kosovo was worse than I thought"
Nato strikes: Day 61
(23 May)


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Nato steps up strikes
Clear skies over Serbia in the past 24 hours have enabled Nato air-crews to press home attacks against a wide range of Serb targets.


Analysis
Propaganda battle over Kosovo
Multimedia
Clive Myrie in Albania: "The men came in their hundreds"

Nato strikes: Day 60
(22 May)


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Nato admits bombing KLA
Nato has admitted it bombed a position held by the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army by mistake in its latest raids against Yugoslavia.


Analysis
The war for hearts and minds
Multimedia
Lieutenant-General John Reith: "Serbs gutted most of the refugee homes"

Nato strikes: Day 59
(21 May)


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Nato bombs Kosovo prison
Nato has confirmed it carried out a bombing mission in an area of Kosovo where the Serbs say a prison was attacked killing 19 people.


Analysis
The shifting diplomatic scene
Multimedia
Stephen Sackur in Washington: Ground forces debate has exposed differences
Paul Reynolds in Washington: "British embassy pulled out all the stops"
Nato strikes: Day 58
(20 May)


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Nato bombs hospital
Serbian officials say a Nato missile killed at least three patients in a Belgrade hospital during the alliance's biggest attack on the city for two weeks.


Texts and transcripts
'Mankind will never forget' hospital bombing
Multimedia
BBC's Jeremy Cooke: Nato admits a missile missed the mark
John Simpson in Belgrade: The missile trashed the whole building
Nato strikes: Day 57
(19 May)


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'Desertions' hit Serb forces
Hundreds of Serbian reservists based in Kosovo return home without orders, reliable sources tell the BBC.


Multimedia
BBC's John Simpson: A very sensitive phase
BBC's Jim Fish: Mr Annan's visit does little to restore confidence in UN
Nato strikes: Week eight
(12 - 18 May)


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Attacks intensify
Day-by-day coverage of the eighth week of Nato's air campaign, with links to original stories, transcripts, BBC audio and video reports.
BBC reports include: Yeltsin threatens talks, Nato to step up action, alliance admits village bombing, ground troops options assessed, Nato differences emerge. Back to top


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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