War in The Balkans: Timetable Day 61
Monday 24 May 1999
9.30am: International Development Secretary Clare Short said that as many as 1.6m of Kosovo's 1.8m population were now either refugees outside Yugoslavia or hiding in their homes.
11am: Gulf War commander General Norman Schwarzkopf denounced US President Bill Clinton's handling of the conflict.
8pm: Nato planes attacked Yugoslavia's already crippled electricity system and pounded Serb military targets in Kosovo.
9pm: About 2,000 army reservists from Krusevac in southern Serbia were reported to have returned home from Kosovo last week after hearing of anti-war protest demonstrations by families there.
9.20pm: The US Senate rejected the use of ground troops but said it would consider plans for a non-combat deployment to help refugees return home.
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
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Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
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Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
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