On 24 March 1999, the Nato military alliance launched an 11-week campaign of air strikes against Yugoslavia to push Serb forces out of Kosovo. The strikes were the largest military operation ever undertaken by Nato, and the first time it had used force against a sovereign state without UN approval.
Maja Sahbaz was 18 at the time and witnessed the bombing of the capital, Belgrade, where she still lives. She recalls the assault on the city and tours some of the sites which remain ruins to this day.
Photographs: AP/Getty Images/Reuters/Helen Fawkes. Publication date: 23 March 2009
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