Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing campaign in Serbia
March 24, 2009
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing campaign in Serbia. On March 24, 1999, NATO launched a series of air strikes in an effort to push Serbian forces out of Kosovo, which was then a Serbian province. NATO said Serb troops had committed atrocities against ethnic Albanians there. Last year, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia, and relations between the two states remain tense.