Milosevic's hometown attacked

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May 07, 1999

BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA — Milosevic's hometown attacked; railway to Romania destroyed

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- NATO attacked Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's hometown and destroyed a railway bridge on the main line to Romania on the 44th night of the alliance's bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, Serb residents and media said today.

Two Belgrade Internet sites which collate residents' reports of damage from NATO raids reported explosions from Pozarevac, where Milosevic was born.

Serbian television calls opposition leaders traitors

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Serbian state television, in a stinging commentary yesterday, branded two key opposition leaders as traitors angling to replace President Slobodan Milosevic when NATO attacks end.

State television RTS said Zoran Djindjic, the Democratic party leader who has been in hiding in Montenegro, and Vuk Obradovic, founder of the Social Democracy party, both favored deals with NATO for even more severe terms for Belgrade than those rejected by Serbia in the failed French peace talks.

U.N. humanitarian mission approved by Belgrade

UNITED NATIONS -- Belgrade approved yesterday a U.N. humanitarian mission that Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants to send to Kosovo and other parts of Yugoslavia, the United Nations announced.

U.N. relief agencies have not been in Yugoslavia since the NATO airstrikes began March 24.

Annan said Tuesday he planned to send a U.N. mission to Yugoslavia to "assess the situation on the ground, determine the magnitude of the problem and what we need to do to prepare the ground for the refugees to go back to Kosovo."

Pub Date: 5/07/99

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