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March 31, 1999

    The enemy NATO aviation bombed Priština and numerous places in Kosovo and Metohija. The missiles caused heavy damages in residential areas of Priština. In Kosovsko Pomoravlje they bombed empty facilities belonging to Yugoslav Army. A missile exploded near a factory producing dry cells in Gnjilane. 

    During that attack a family house belonging to Trajan Moskic was completely destroyed and a woman was badly injured. On several occasions the municipality of Vitina was bombed – all the missiles ended up in fields. 

    NATO aggressor fired seven missiles on the factory ”Sloboda” in Cacak making craters up to 15 meters deep. That was the third attack against this factory, this time with tragic consequences. After this bombing all that is left of the factory the main economic support of this area are only ruins. 

    For the second time criminal missiles of NATO fascists bombed Novi Sad. The missiles missed the city and ended up in the fields of Futog and Kisac, inhabited places near the largest city in Vojvodina. 

March 30, 1999

    During the night and in the early morning NATO criminals bombed several towns in Kosmet and the very center of Priština. Police headquarters in Priština were hit as well as the city dental polyclinics and main building of the Red Cross Organization. Several prefabricated buildings were burnt down. Refugees from Kninska Krajina (Knin area) – more than twenty families thus remained without any housing and a couple of dozens civilians were hurt. About twenty missiles were fired in Kosovsko Pomoravlje. Šakovica was hit by two cruising missiles and on that occasion military barracks were hit. Many homes, both Serb and Albanian are damaged, some of them flattened to the ground in Šakovica. Catholic church ”St. Anton” was damaged. The surrounding villages were bombed: Mališevo, Koretište, Pasjan, Parteš and the others. In the villages surrounding Gnjilane three civilians were injured, among them a woman with very serious injuries. 

    Two NATO missiles hit the barracks in Donji Sinkovac near Leskovac. The missiles caused fire that was quickly extinguished. Great material losses were inflicted on military and civilian installations. National Museum in Leskovac where there are numerous valuable artistic exhibits was damaged, too. 

    The county of Pirot was attacked; several missiles were fired in the village Šljivovik that caused great material losses. 

    In the municipality of Gornji Milanovac the second missile fell down near the village Brezna where there are no military or economic facilities. 

    The surroundings of Pancevo were bombed for the fifth time. 

    In the vicinity of the airport near Podgorica there were some detonations. 

March 29, 1999

    In Beograd the enemy airforces attacked mostly the area of Batajnica. During the same attack some other targets within closer suburbs of Beograd were bombed as well. Two missiles fell down close to the civilian airport in Surcin and that happened five minutes after a civilian airplane had landed on the runaway. The village of Jakovo near Beograd was bombed, too. 

    They also bombed wider area surrounding Cacak where the electrical appliances factory ”Sloboda” is located. They bombed the factory that is among the most successful ones in Serbia, with about 5000 employees from the surrounding areas. 

    A NATO airforce airplane dropped the missile in Konjuša village near Osecina and the missile fell down on the field of Vojislav Milutinovic. A very unusual furrow was left in the field – a deep crater.

    Sombor was attacked and the road leading from Sombor to Apatin was bombed. Three detonations were heard from the mountain Fruška Gora. 

    The airport in Niš was bombed again. In that attack NATO forces used cluster bombs that caused horrible injuries. 

    In Priština the missiles were fired on the hill Veternik and the residential suburb Ajvalija; both are inhabited primarily by Serb population. A very powerful detonation thoroughly shook the journalists in Media Center in the ”Hotel Grand”. The NATO criminals fired eight missiles in Gnjilane region, aiming at five purely Serb villages in the vicinity of the town. 

    In Crna Gora (Montenegro) a woman was killed and two children injured in the village of Besnik which is far away from any kind of military facilities. A bomb with a very powerful explosive charge fell down on a farm in the immediate surrounding of Cetinje – the capital and the most important cultural and historical treasury of Montenegro.

March 28, 1999

    During the previous night NATO killer aircraft, furious for the losses they suffered by the anti-aircraft defense of the Airforces of the Yugoslav Army as if in a blood thirsty feast dived on Kosovo and Metohija. Targets in other parts of Serbia were bombed as well.

    NATO aircraft systematically destroyed both military and civilian targets, without any distinction, in Priština. Nevertheless, the following civilian targets suffered the worst damages. Two missiles hit the residential area ”Velanija” and about twenty family houses were damaged then. The ”Kosmet prevoz” (Kosmet transport) garage was destroyed and about ten buses were burnt down. A TV relay was hit, main building of the construction company ”Binicka Morava” that had accommodated OSCE mission members was hit, too. 

    Dragan Barac a policeman from Niš was killed in Šakovica. Gnjilane was hit with two very powerful missiles – air cluster bombs banned by international convention. Those bombs caused enormous material losses. 

    The airplane factory ”Utva Lola” in Pancevo was bombed for the third time. Serious material losses were caused in residential area surrounding the factory.

    In Beograd, like the previous nights the targets were bombed in the wider surrounding area of the city.

    They also bombed the Macva County and Divcibare region.

    It is estimated that the losses inflicted by the criminal NATO aircraft in Novi Sad amount to 25 to 30 million Deutsche marks. 

March 27, 1999

    NATO missiles once again showered the largest towns in Serbia – Beograd, Priština, Niš, Leskovac, Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Cacak, Arandelovac, Gnjilane, Aleksinac and Fruška Gora region. 

    In Beograd they bombed Sremcica where storehouse of chemicals was hit. On that occasion some toxical chemicals were released and strong wind (Košava) spread them towards the residential area of Zarkovo and Kijevo. In the suburb of Lipovica a fuel storage was hit resulting in a large fire that spread to the surrounding forest. In Batajnica a transformer station was hit so that the village had no electricity. NATO forces also bombed military facilities in Jakovo, Lešce, Rušanj, Bubanj Potok, Zuce, Pinosava, Beli Potok, Rakovica, Majdan, Zarkovo and Zeleznik. 

    The fascist criminals dropped their bombs on the Memorial Park ”Šumarice” in Kragujevac. A German ”Tornado” dropped four missiles on the same place at which in 1941 the German fascists killed more than 7000 inhabitants of this town among which there were 300 pupils. 

    They also heavily attacked the military airport in Ladevci near Kraljevo. Missiles were dropped on the nearby villages so that in the village of Milocaj several family houses were damaged. Two missiles fell in the area of the village Cvetke while in the village Otroci area an unexploded missile was found.

    In Niš many military and civilian facilities were damaged. The military airport was bombed and the runaway, hanger and two barracks were damaged. Many schools in Niš and Prokuplje were damaged, the secondary technical school and the secondary school for electrical technicians were seriously damaged in Niš. The worst losses and damages in Prokuplje were inflicted to the elementary school ”May 9” and the school facility in Babin Potok was damaged, too. 

    Once again Bukulja in Arandelovac was bombed. On that occasion the anti-hail protection center – that protects eighteen Serbian counties from that weather disaster – was damaged. The local TV and radio station relay was damaged, too. 

    Enormous material losses were caused by NATO bombing in Leskovac. Losses were reported on 110 public and private facilities. The elementary school ”Kosta Stamenkovic” building at Hisar was badly damaged – a missile hit the school gym. 

    A NATO missile exploded in Drenova village (Gornji Milanovac county) in the yard in front of the house of Dragan Marinkovic. There are no either military or economic facilities in the vicinity of that village. 

    Similar thing happened in a village near Cacak. During the NATO airforces attack a partly exploded missile fell down in the yard of Miloljub Todorovic. The next morning a crater four meters wide and two meters deep was found in front of the house. At the moment of explosion nine members of the family were in the house, a two-year-old infant was among them.

    During the NATO attack a TV transmitter at the mountain Mokra Gora was damaged, too. 

March 26, 1999

    With the first dusk the NATO death disseminators returned. Around one hundred cruise missiles were fired supported by about one hundred aircraft. Civilian and military targets in several towns throughout Yugoslavia were bombed: Priština, Niš, Pancevo, Kraljevo, Šakovica, Kosovska Mitrovica, Arandelovac, Danilovgrad, Gnjilane. 

    The following facilities were hit: The Faculty of Agriculture, Secondary School for Agricultural Technicians, factory producing shock absorbers, and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. 

    They bombed purely Serb villages of Gracanica with its 6 centuries old monastery and Lukare. In the very center of the town of Niš a boulevard was demolished which blocked the city traffic. 

    Once again the airplane factory ”Utva Lola” in Pancevo was hit. The building of the secondary school for agricultural technicians, company ”Minel oprema” (equipment), as well as about dozen houses and shops were hit in Pancevo.

    About twenty missiles were dropped on Kraljevo. 

    NATO forces bombed the village of Grlic near Danilovgrad and there are no military facilities around that village. Thick forest surrounding the village protected it from even greater disaster and tragedy. Ljubica Simonovic, age 48, was injured. 

March 25, 1999

    In its first wave of criminal attacks NATO fascists hit the targets in Priština, Kuršumlija, Uzice, Danilovgrad, Novi Sad, Pancevo and Podgorica.

    NATO missiles hit some houses in Kuršumlija, a number of civilians were wounded.

    The biggest town in Vojvodina was hit by four missiles that missed the military target and hit the residential area of the town. Larger damages were caused in the area called Klisa and several citizens were wounded.

    The airplane factory “Utva Lola” in Pancevo was hit, too. 

    Airport “Slatina” in Priština and ”Golubovac” near Priština were bombed, too. 

    Military facilities accommodating the families of the military officers that had fled from the former Yugoslavia republics were also bombed. A number of women and children living in those facilities were wounded, and some of them were killed. 

    The airplanes carrying death came from the airspace of Croatia, Hungary and Albania. 

Document compiled by Dr S D Stein
Last update 18/04/99
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