NATO bombing of Belgrade streets


NATO bombing of Belgrade streets
NATO bombing of Belgrade streets
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Date May 1, 1999
3:00 AM
Target Unknown
Attack type Missile attack
Injured 2
Perpetrator(s) NATO

The bombing of Belgrade streets was a missile attack occurring on May 1, 1999 during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The attack was directed at the central Belgrade residential area in Vračar.

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Damage

Homes on Vardarska Street were completely destroyed. According to eyewitnesses, a bomb landed in a space between two homes and two family members were injured and taken to an Emergency Medical Center. They recovered from their injuries and survived. The bomb made a two-meter-deep crater between the houses and destroyed the asphalt entry way, with the only thing remaining being a pillar with a street name sign on it.

Due to the powerful detonation, a white Yugo passenger car was thrown onto the ruins of the house - a pile of rafters, roof tiles and bricks. The missile exploded near the street water pipe, causing a temporary flood in a part of the Vardarska street.[1][2]

NATO claim

NATO states it targeted the headquarters of the army, special police and the Ministry of Defense builidng in Belgrade. Additionally, NATO admitted one missile hit a residential area but said they were not aware of the civilian casualties reported by the Yugoslav media.[3]

References

  1. ^ "U petak, dva sata posle ponoći, najžešći napad na Beograd". Glas javnosti. 1999-05-01. http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs/arhiva/srpski/arhiva-index.html. 
  2. ^ Picture: (But not all missiles hit military targets. A residential street was blown up) and (Under rubble: Belgrade civilians count the cost) (BBC)
  3. ^ [1] (BBC)

See also

Strategic Bombardment in the Kosovo War


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