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  Sunday, June 13, 1999
NATO Occupies Tense Kosovo Capital
Yugoslav soldiers pulled out of the battered city of Pristina early Sunday, while NATO troops took up positions at strategic points in the capital, including the bus station that was crowded with Serbian civilians heading out of the province.
Peacekeepers Arrive Amid Smoking Ruins
Boy Finds Parents After Weeks of Hiding

Saturday, June 12, 1999
NATO Peace Force Hastens Into Kosovo
NATO troops rolled into Kosovo near dawn Saturday to begin the allied occupation of the shattered province, hours after a convoy of Russian military vehicles stunned Western leaders and apparently even officials in Moscow by arriving there first.
Serbian Civilians Flee Kosovo
NATO's Campaign Underscores Russia Military's Collapse
Failed NATO Talks Triggered Russia's Run to Kosovo
British Unit Has Everything Except Its Orders
First a Celebration, Then a Surprise
State Dept. Spokesman a Star to Refugees
NATO May Join in Airdrops to Refugees in Hiding

Friday, June 11, 1999
Serb Forces Begin Pullout; NATO Halts Strikes
Yugoslav troops began pulling out of Kosovo and NATO suspended its 11-week air campaign Thursday as the vanguard of an international peacekeeping force, including U.S. troops, geared up on the borders of the battered province.
A Celebratory Clinton Declares Victory
Milosevic Claims Victory, Lauds Army
Excerpts of Milosevic's Televised Address
Long-Hidden Troops Emerge to Start Pullout
Kosovo Guerrillas Weigh Postwar Role
Refugees Willing To Put Off Return
Cohen: Air Power Was 'Effective,' 'Successful'
GOP Critics Accuse Clinton of 'Humanitarian Disaster'
Clinton: 'We Did The Right Thing'

Thursday, June 10, 1999
Plan for Kosovo Pullout Signed; NATO-Led Units Set to Enter
Yugoslav military commanders signed an agreement to withdraw from Kosovo beginning Thursday, making way for the entry of peacekeeping troops and the return home of more than a million ethnic Albanians.
NATO Faces Daunting Task of Governing
At the End, Just Two Generals
Yugoslav Troops Have 11 Days to Withdraw
Yeltsin Is Back in the Game
'Aggression Is Over,' Serbs Told
War Crimes Court Set for Kosovo Probe
For Internal Refugees, the Wandering Ends
Montenegrin President Offers Supply Routes
Jamie Shea, NATO's Persuasive Force

Wednesday, June 9, 1999
8 Powers Work Out U.N. Resolution on Kosovo
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and seven other foreign ministers agreed on the text of a U.N. Security Council resolution that would clear the way for peacekeeping forces to enter Kosovo.
Kosovo Serbs Fear Revenge
Yugoslav Troops Devastated by Attack
Exodus: One Woman's Choice

Tuesday, June 8, 1999
Agreement for Kosovo Gets Closer
Foreign ministers from the seven leading industrial democracies and Russia were close to agreement Monday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Kosovo, reviving prospects for a Serbian withdrawal and NATO bombing halt under a peace settlement that could take effect this week.
NATO Bombs Blast Kosovo Targets
Va. Residents Rally Around Kosovo Refugees
Milosevic Still Angling for Concessions
Jackson Asks for Relief Workers' Release

Monday, June 7, 1999
Kosovo Talks Crumble; Bombing to Resume
Talks to implement the Kosovo peace plan collapsed early today after Yugoslav military leaders refused to endorse the terms of an agreement accepted last week by the Belgrade government.
Refugees at Fort Dix Tell of War Crimes
Serbs Calculating the Profits of Peace
Clinton Cuts Short Respite to Evaluate Talks' Collapse
Albanian Smugglers Prey on Refugees Fleeing to Italy

Sunday, June 6, 1999
NATO, Yugoslavs Discuss Logistics
NATO commanders presented Yugoslav military officers with detailed plans Saturday for the withdrawal of Serb-led Yugoslav forces from Kosovo, but the five-hour meeting ended inconclusively and the two sides agreed to resume talks on Sunday.
Refugees Want Kosovo Free of Serbs
Analysis: Russia's Concession Led to Breakthrough
Analysis: What the Peace Plan Means
For Milosevic, Internal Battle Just Starting
________ Kosovo and the Future ________
I. Balkans Conflict Tests NATO's Moral Mandate
II. 'No Way to Fight a War': Hard Lessons on Air Power, Coalitions
III. U.S., Allies Find Europe's 'Cancer' Tough to Cure
IV. Conflict Halts Momentum for Broader NATO Agenda
V. Gore Benefits, but Will War Issue Stay Hot?

Saturday, June 5, 1999
NATO, Yugoslav Generals to Map Peace Plan
As NATO air attacks against Yugoslavia continued into their 73rd day, military commanders from both sides prepared to meet Saturday to hammer out a detailed timetable for a withdrawal of Yugoslav troops from Kosovo and an end to the NATO bombing campaign.
Decades, Billions Needed to Restore Yugoslavia
Returning Refugees Challenge for West
EU Sets Agenda to Stabilize, Rebuild
Clinton Warms to Kosovo Success
Russians Assail Kosovo Accord
Air War Honed NATO Forces and Commanders

Friday, June 4, 1999
Yugoslavs Yield to NATO Terms
Yugoslavia accepted an international peace plan Thursday for ending the conflict in Kosovo, bowing to NATO demands for the withdrawal of all army and police forces and the deployment of a NATO-dominated peacekeeping force.
Text of Accord Ratified by Serbs
Force and Diplomacy Brought Accord
EU Continues to Expand Diplomatic Role
Milosevic Calculates That War Must End
KLA Rebels to Honor Accord
On Belgrade's Streets, Relief, Defeat, Doubt
Peace Accord Greeted With Skepticism
For Clinton, a Day With One Big Question
American Politics: Washington Responds Along Party Lines
Troops Are Ready to Enter Kosovo

Thursday, June 3, 1999
Milosevic Hears Terms for Peace
Russian and Western envoys presented a plan to end the Kosovo conflict to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, and the Serbian parliament planned an emergency session to take up the proposal.
Fears Mount for Albanian Prisoners
Clinton Reassessing Sufficiency of Air War

Wednesday, June 2, 1999
NATO Gives Air Support to KLA Forces
With the aid of NATO air support, the Kosovar forces have launched their first major conventional offensive against the Serbs in a year.
NATO Sending Tough Terms to Belgrade
Airdrops Planned for Starving in Kosovo
Additional War Funds Considered

Tuesday, June 1, 1999
EU to Send Delegate to Confer in Belgrade
European Union foreign ministers decided Monday to send their official envoy to Belgrade this week after meeting in urgent session to consider whether Belgrade may be willing to accept Western terms for a halt to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and a settlement of the Kosovo crisis.
NATO Attacks Reportedly Claim More Civilians

Monday, May 31, 1999
NATO Day Raids Said to Kill Some Civilians
NATO missiles hit a bridge in central Serbia crowded with traffic and pedestrians Sunday afternoon, killing nine people and injuring at least 17, the official Yugoslav news agency Tanjug said.
For Refugees, No Easy Road Home
New ID Card Seen as a Bar Refugees' Return
A Refugee Takes the Tiara in Tirana

Sunday, May 30, 1999
France, Germany Urge Discussion of Milosevic Offer
French and German leaders called for a meeting with representatives from the world's seven leading industrial democracies and Russia to assess whether Yugoslavia is prepared to accept NATO's conditions to halt its bombing campaign.
Yugoslav Resolve Remains Strong
Massacre Reported in Kosovo
Clark Keeps Up Hectic 'Battle Rhythm'
Soldiering On in a War of Constraints

Saturday, May 29, 1999
Kosovo Mediation Near Failure
Moscow is refusing to endorse NATO's core demands and persuade Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to accept them.
Yugoslav General Says Rebels Repelled
Macedonia Wants to Bill NATO
U.S. Has Bipartisan Consensus for Defense Buildup

Friday, May 28, 1999
Indictment Details Case Against Milosevic
Russia heavily criticized the war crimes charges against Yugoslavia's president and four others Thursday, but for the moment it plans to keep trying to mediate a peace settlement.
Excerpts From the U.N. Indictment
U.S. Evidence Enhances Case Against Milosevic
Russia Says Peace Talks Sideswiped
KLA Establishing Its Status
Rebels Undertake New Drive Into Kosovo
Yugoslav Missiles Targeting NATO Planes
Two Dozen Democrats Seek Bombing Halt

Thursday, May 27, 1999
Milosevic To Be
Indicted for War Crimes

Charges to be announced Thursday will place personal responsibility for war crimes and other atrocities on Slobodan Milosevic, subjecting him to an international arrest warrant.
Allies Target Yugoslav Phones, Computers
Indictment of Milosevic Could Hinder Settlement
Russian Envoy Says Bombs Rule Out Peace
Rugova Visits Macedonian Refugee Camps
Clinton Takes Time Out as Clock Runs on Kosovo
Youngest Refugees Lose Their Innocence

Wednesday, May 26, 1999
NATO Adding 20,000 Troops in Balkans
NATO plans to send a total of 50,000 troops to Macedonia and Albania as part of a peacekeeping force that will await orders to move into Kosovo and help ethnic Albanian refugees return to their homeland.
Kosovo Rebels Inching Into Kosovo
KLA Bolstered by Allies, Training, Arms

Tuesday, May 25, 1999
NATO Warplanes Jolt Yugoslav Power Grid
NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia's power grid left millions of people without electricity or water service Monday, bringing the war over Kosovo more directly into the lives of civilians across the country.
Searching for the Promise of No Man's Land
Serbian Nun Stands Her Ground Against Albanians

Monday, May 24, 1999
NATO General Predicts Victory in Two Months
The commander of NATO's air war against Yugoslavia says allied warplanes are finally inflicting serious damage to Serb-led forces inside Kosovo and he believes they will be destroyed or chased out of the province by bombing raids alone within two months.
Serbs Free Some Ethnic Albanian Men
Pentagon's News Filter May Obscure Air War Effect


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