NATO cruise missiles have struck the Belgrade home of Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic, razing the building to the ground. The Serb state news agency Tanjug reported that Milosevic and his family were not in the house at the time of the attack. A NATO spokesman said that, while they were targeting the top echelons of Yugoslavia's leadership structure, there were no specific plans to target Milosevic himself.
The Pentagon also claimed that the air strikes have inflicted damage on all four major routes from Serbia to Kosovo, cutting supplies to Yugoslav forces by half. However, a spokesman added that Yugoslav forces were still conducting operations. Tanjug have reported that warplanes have attacked a residential area populated by ethnic Albanians in the Kosovan capital Pristina. There are as yet no details of casualties or damage.
Several other explosions were reported from the area surrounding the capital, Belgrade. More than 10 blasts were heard at the site of a military airport in the suburbs. According to eyewitness reports, warplanes also attacked a strategically important bridge over the River Danube.
The parliament in the Czech Republic has voted to allow NATO to transport ground troops through its territory and to use its air bases for supply missions. The vote followed a similar decision by the Slovak government. It means that there is now a potential ground corridor for NATO to move its forces between Germany and Hungary, which borders Yugoslavia.