War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 20

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n A total of 16 RAF Harrier sorties were flown yesterday.

n Kosovo Albanian refugees continued to stream across borders into Albania and Macedonia. There are an estimated 620,000 refugees and 720,000 internally displaced persons.

n Seized pirate designer clothing worth pounds 250,000 - with labels such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and Kickers - is being sent by Devon County Council to Kosovo refugees.

n Medical and sanitation facilities are severely limited for refugees in northern Albania where about 10,000 blankets were distributed yesterday.

n 1,358 people left Macedonia for third countries yesterday. Camps at Brazda in Macedonia contain about 28,000 refugees.

n British troops continue to provide heavy equipment such as fork-lifts to help with food distribution.

n Medecins Sans Frontieres has taken over the provision of medical services from Nato troops in Macedonia.

n HMS Invincible is expected to arrive in the Adriatic on Thursday 15 April.

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