Most Kosovo bombs 'missed target'

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Fewer than half the bombs the RAF dropped during the Kosovo campaign hit their intended targets, it was disclosed today.

Fewer than half the bombs the RAF dropped during the Kosovo campaign hit their intended targets, it was disclosed today.

A Ministry of Defence review also showed that only 2 per cent of some of types of bombs were accurate, according to BBC News.

The secret MoD report was uncovered during an investigation by BBC News, and aviation magazine Flight International, said the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

During the Kosovo campaign the RAF said it only dropped bombs when it was sure they were on target.

But it is thought that the high altitude from which the attacks were made affected the weapons' accuracy.

Many bombs were dropped from as high as 30,000 feet in order to minimise the risk to RAF pilots.

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