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Serbia Begins Rebuilding TV Tower Destroyed By NATO


http://gdb.rferl.org/F2588279-6E81-431A-B87F-2F7399C3DAB6_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F2588279-6E81-431A-B87F-2F7399C3DAB6_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) December 21, 2006 -- Construction began today to rebuild the television tower on the outskirts of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, that was destroyed by NATO air strikes in 1999.


NATO struck the 200-meter-tall tower to silence Serbian state-run television as part of its campaign to stop a Serb crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo.


Plans to rebuild the tower began in 2000, but work on clearing rubble from the site started only last year.


(AP)

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