Letter: Battles over Kosovo

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Sir: The Independent's reporting of the Kosovo crisis (notably Robert Fisk's front pages) seems to dwell in overmuch detail on the "mistakes" of the Nato bombing. All the while the volume of Kosovans systematically uprooted or deliberately murdered by masked Serb police and soldiers runs into five figures.

Most agree Nato has right on its side, in defining its goal to neutralise the Serbs' appalling ethnic cleansing operation. But Nato are not infallible. Please let the inevitable mistakes be investigated in due time. Now Nato has started it needs to carry on and finish, and I don't see how this selective hysteria is going to shorten the conflict. With the press yapping at its heels the effect can only be to cause Nato to take its eye off the ball, and that would be a bigger disaster.

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