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The present Kosovo crisis began in early 1998 when large-scale fighting broke out, resulting in the displacement of some 300,000 people.   A ceasefire was agreed in October 1998 which enabled refugees to find shelter, averting an impending humanitarian crisis over the winter.  A Verification Mission was deployed under the auspices of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  However, violence continued and the situation worsened significantly in January 1999.  A peace conference, held in Paris, broke up on 19 March with the refusal of the Yugoslav delegation to accept a peaceful settlement.  At 1900 hours GMT on 24 March, NATO forces began air operations over the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to prevent an imminent humanitarian catastrophe.

This web site, produced jointly by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, contains a wide range of information about the progress of Operation Allied Force and the actions of the United Kingdom and her Allies in trying to resolve the political dispute behind the conflict.  It offers a range of news items and background material on the course of the Kosovo conflict, as well as information on the forces - British, NATO and Yugoslav - in the region.  Links are also provided to useful sources of information elsewhere on the Internet.   Information in Serbian is now also provided (see the link below).


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