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World - Europe

Yugoslavia says NATO cluster bombs kill 10 in Nis

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A car burns after what Yugoslav officials say was a NATO attack on civilians Friday in the southern city of Nis  

May 7, 1999
Web posted at: 11:43 a.m. EDT (1543 GMT)

NIS, Yugoslavia (CNN) -- Yugoslav officials said Friday that NATO bombs hit a city hospital and a market in two airstrikes in the southern city of Nis, killing at least 10 people and injuring 15.

In Brussels, NATO said it had attacked a radio relay station and an airfield in Nis but it had no indication that bombs also crashed on the hospital and marketplace.

"I've seen press reports on that. We are checking," NATO military spokesman General Walter Jertz said.

"For sure I can tell you we did not target civilian hospitals. We do not target any civilian targets whatsoever. We will be very honest. If anything has gone wrong we will address it," the spokesman added.

CNN Correspondent Brent Sadler, who was taken to the site by Yugoslav authorities, said he saw three bodies lying in pools of blood at the market among scattered farm produce.

Sadler said a bomb had exploded in a residential area, scattering a large number of fragments over a wide area. Cars were pockmarked and riddled with holes, and their windows blown out, he said.

Yugoslav officials said in one attack overnight, a heating plant at a hospital was hit. In a second attack Friday morning, the marketplace was struck, they said.

British defense officials said that key fuel facilities had been hit in Nis.

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Extensive list of Kosovo-related sites:
  • Kosovo

  • Federal Republic of Yugoslavia official site
      • Kesovo and Metohija facts
  • Serbia Ministry of Information
  • Serbia Now! News

  • Kosova Crisis Center
  • Kosova Liberation Peace Movement
  • Kosovo - from

  • F-117s arrive at Aviano to support possible NATO operations
  • NATO official site
  • BosniaLINK - U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Navy images from Operation Allied Force
  • U.K. Ministry of Defence - Kosovo news
  • U.K. Royal Air Force - Kosovo news
  • Jane's Defence - Kosovo Crisis

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (Kosovo aid)
  • Doctors of the World
  • The IOM Migration Web
  • InterAction
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Kosovo Humanitarian Disaster Forces Hundreds of Thousands from their Homes
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Kosovo Relief
  • ReliefWeb: Home page
  • The Jewish Agency for Israel
  • Mercy International

  • Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
  • Independent Yugoslav radio stations B92
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting
  • United States Information Agency - Kosovo Crisis

  • Expanded list of related sites on Kosovo
  • 1997 view of Kosovo from space - Eurimage
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