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5/21/99:

  Source: Serbian Unity Congress

NATO SHELLS SERBIA'S EASTERN BOR TOWN 4TH TIME SINCE RAIDS BEGAN

BOR, Yugoslavia - NATO shelled the Yugoslav republic of Serbia's eastern industrial town of Bor on Friday for the fourth time since the air strikes started 59 days ago.

NATO FIRES 25 MISSILES IN 90 MINUTES ON SERBIA'S KOSOVO-METOHIJA

PRISTINA, Serbia - NATO planes continued on Friday morning their raids on solely civilian facilities in the Yugoslav republic of Serbia's Kosovo-Metohija province, firing about 25 missiles in barely one hour and a half.
According to the province's information centre, a man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in NATO's heavy shelling of a prison in the town of Istok.
The prison was shelled in two waves on Friday - first, at 8:40 with two missiles, and then at 9.20, with ten.
NATO targetted the same correctional facility two days ago, killing three people and wounding several others.
One missile was fired on Istok's Dubrava industrial farm.

Six missiles were dropped between 8.25 and 9 o'clock on Mt Mokra Gora, west of Zubin Potok.

Within 20 minutes, starting at 9.25, NATO fired three missiles on the village of Dobrevo in the Kosovo Polje municipality.
ONE PERSON KILLED, SEVERAL WOUNDED IN NATO RAID ON SOMBOR

SOMBOR, Serbia - One person was killed and several wounded in a raid that NATO aircraft launched on Sombor, Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina, at around midnight on Thursday.
All wounded persons were transferred to Sombor's medical centre.
The aircraft fired two missiles on the town's section 1km away from its centre, one of which hit two houses levelling them to the ground.

The aircraft also targetted a Naftagas oil depot in the town. Fire brigades that rushed to the scene managed after midnight to put out the fire that broke out as a result of the attack.

SWISS AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE DAMAGED IN NATO RAID ON BELGRADE

BELGRADE - The Swiss ambassador's residence was severely damaged in a NATO raid on a Jugopetrol oil depot in Belgrade, launched at 8.20 p.m. local time on Thursday.
Nearly all windows on the residence looking out on the depot were shattered by strong detonations. The residence is located in the city's district of Senjak.
A reception, held on the occasion of Switzerland's national holiday, was in progress at the residence at the time of the attack, Belgrade's Studio B television reported.
According to initial reports, there were no casualties in the attack.

NATO HITS BELGRADE HOSPITAL, DAMAGES 4 DIPLOMATIC RESIDENCES

BELGRADE - NATO's bombing of the Dragisa Misovic Hospital in Belgrade before dawn on Thursday damaged the nearby residencies of the Libyan, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish ambassadors.

The exact extent of the damage is not yet known, except in the case of the residence of the Swedish ambassador, whose country, incidentally, supports the NATO aggression on Yugoslavia, launched on March 24.

In connection with the incident, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh said "it is unacceptable that right in the centre of a large city these kinds of large explosives are used causing this kind of damages and injuries."
"We will ask for an explanation from NATO," Lindh said, adding that "the strike on the hospital underscores the need for a political solution."
Lindh's spokeswoman Annika Soder said that the blast shattered nine windows and caused some structural damage. Nobody was hurt, although the ambassador and his wife were in the building at the time.

Swedish Ambassador in Belgrade Mats Staffansson said that two powerful explosions were heard some 150-200 metres away from the residence and that he went out to inspect the damage.
Damage to the Spanish ambassador's residence has not been assessed.
There were some security personnel in the building at the time, although the diplomats had been evacuated before the aggression started, leaving only a skeleton crew behind.

The Norwegian and Libyan residences were also damaged, TANJUG was told, but no details were immediately available.

 

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