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War in Libya – Libya and World – News (March to July 2011)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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April 29,

NATO mulls new plan to strike pro-Gaddafi forces 

BRUSSELS, April 29 (Xinhua) — A NATO official said on Friday that the alliance would take a new plan to step up strikes against pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya to protect civilians.

“Our campaign will now shift targets to hit more pro-Gaddafi troops pressuring civilian centres. You will understand that we cannot and will not disclose the plan; however you will see results in the next few days,” Brigadier Rob Weighill, director of operations in Libya, said via video conference from Naples, Italy.

Weighill said that NATO had “halted the advance of pro-Gaddafi troops” and “seriously degraded command and control and logistics capabilities.”

It has been one month since NATO assumed full command of the military campaign in Libya for the United States. However, there is still no end in sight as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has shown no sign of giving in.

In his speech, Weighill also urged patience for NATO’s operations, saying “it is important to remember that ours is a deliberate campaign, and campaigns take time.”

Xinhua.

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Libya:Libyan troops chase rebels in Tunisia

Libya:Italian military to train Libyan rebels

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 April 28,2011

At least 4 injured in NATO airstrikes on Tripoli

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April 28,2011

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Libyan soldiers loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi react during a visit by the foreign media at weapon training session in a military camp outside Tarhouna, 85 km (53 miles) south of Tripoli, April 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

TRIPOLI, April 28 (Xinhua) — At least four people were injured in NATO airstrikes on Libyan capital Tripoli early Thursday morning, which had struck a military target in the eastern part of the city, a Xinhua reporter said.

At least four people were pulled out from the explosion sites and sent to hospital, but it was unclear whether they were fatally wounded, said the reporter, adding that more casualties are possible.

NATO airplanes fired four rockets on Tripoli in the latest raid, hitting a military academy. An administrative building of the academy and a government-owned warehouse was destroyed.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen above the areas struck by the rockets, said the reporter whose home is just 2 km away from one of the explosion sites.

Xinhua

 

 

 

Libya War:NATO pushes Gaddafi’s troops from Misrata

Obama authorizes 25 million dollars in aid to Libyan opposition

British FM pledges more pressure on Gaddafi -VOR

Gaddafi troops encircle towns in west of Libya

Muammar Gaddafi’s troops have encircled several towns in the Jabal Al-Gharbi mountainous country, in the west of Libya, where bitter fighting is currently under way with Berber militia.

Rebels have grown active in the towns of Yafran, Zlitan and Abu Ruveyya in recent days, threatening the government troops’ rear lines of communications on the Misurata western front. Guerrilla attacks have also resumed in Az-Zaviyya, 40 kilometres away from Tripoli.

A two-day ceasefire expired in Misurata on Sunday at midnight, so the thunder of artillery is again being reported from the area. NATO aircraft have delivered a strike at Gaddafi’s residence in Tripoli, wounding 45.

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Libya to take up settlement in Addis Ababa-VOR

Libya War:NATO missiles rock Gaddafi’s compound

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Laaska News April 23,2011

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U.S. launches Predator drone airstrike in Libya: Pentagon 

10 killed in Misrata fighting

NATO airstrike in Libya kills 3

Libya War:Qatari nationals from Libya hospitalized in Athens

Coalition reinforces military strength in Libya + VIDEO

Obama authorizes Predator drones in Libya

Libya:Libyan authorities hand out arms to population – official

 

 

 

U.S. launches Predator drone airstrike in Libya: Pentagon

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Xinhua) — The Pentagon said a U.S. Predator drone launched the first strike against government targets in Libya on Saturday.

The airstrike took place in early afternoon local time, the Pentagon said without notifying the exact targets of the strike.

The raid came less than two days after U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that President Barack Obama had approved the use of armed Predator drones in the military mission in Libya, and that the unmanned aerial vehicles could provide unique capabilities to the NATO forces operating in the Northern African country.

Xinhua.

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10 killed in Misrata fighting

At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured in fierce fighting for the  besieged Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday, local doctors report. They say the hospitals are full with victims and they lack medicines and medics.

On Saturday rebels, who controlled the city, pushed Gaddafi forces out of the city with the help of US Predator drones.

NATO airstrike in Libya kills 3

In a new round of airstrikes on Saturday NATO jets pounded a military base the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is purportedly using as a hideout.  According to official reports, three people were killed.

The coalition forces have been pounding government air defense positions and troop concentrations since March 19 in line with a pertinent resolution by the UN Security Council.

The Libyan authorities earlier said the coalition airstrikes had forced Gaddafi’s forces to leave the strategic city of Misrata.

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