War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 19

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n Weather has been better than expected and Nato air strikes continue around the clock.

n Nato says the air campaign will soon be augmented by 24 US Apache attack helicopters in Albania for use against Yugoslav tanks and armour. The helicopters could be in operation in a matter of days.

n Over the past 24 hours, there have been 52 Nato-led flights into Macedonia and 56 flights into Albania with food, water, medical supplies and tents for the refugees.

n Six British Harrier GR7 jump jets engaged in missions over Kosovo. Four bombed a fuel dump and a military radio relay near Pristina.

n About 1,500 to 2,000 Italian troops will begin to be deployed tomorrow as part of Operation Allied Harbour.

n Agreement has been reached to improve sanitation at Brazda site, 300 portable toilets will be bought.

n 1,500 packets of crisps, 230,000 chocolate bars. 5,200 ready-made meals, 10,000 loaves, 5 pallets of apples, and 3 pallets of tinned mackerel have been distributed.

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