NATO: “We bombed the Yugoslav TV because it was not CNN or BBC”

Amnesty accuses Nato of war crimes

Nato today dismissed accusations by Amnesty International that it committed war crimes during its air war against Kosovo and Serbia.

Jamie Shea, Nato’s chief spokesman, said that cases when civilians were killed were due to technological failure or “the accidents of conflict” – not because Nato had failed to take all necessary precautions.

“Each target that Nato struck was approved by a team of government lawyers and we attacked in such a way as to minimise the prospects of civilian casualties,” he said.