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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Coalition bombing continues

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Mar 25, 2011

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On Thursday the Western Coalition resumed the bombing of the Libyan capital, and the city of Tajura located 30 kilometers the east.

According to information coming from the country, several closely timed explosions rocked Tripoli.

There was intensive fire from anti-aircraft batteries and air defense systems.

As reported by Libyan television, Western attacks in Tripoli and Tajura occurred on residential areas and military targets.

 

 

EU demands Gaddaffi step down

Mar 25, 2011

 

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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy during a news conference at an EU summit in Brussels. Photo: EPA  

The European Union has demanded that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi “immediately relinquish power” which will reduce the time to begin an orderly transition to democracy on the basis of broad dialogue based on the principles of sovereignty and the territorial integrity of the country .”

The Heads of State and Government of EU countries also endorsed a ban on imports of oil and gas from Libya.

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NATO’s role in Libya will be limited to ensuring the no-fly zone

 Mar 25, 2011

 

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The mandate of NATO’s operations in Libya, will include only the provision for maintaining a no-fly zone.

This was announced today in Brussels, by the Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

NATO will engage in parallel operation with the Western coalition in providing for the no-fly zone.

Rasmussen said that talks on granting the Alliance a broader role in Libya are continuing.

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  NATO will lead operation in Libya in the coming days

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In the coming days the command of military operations in Libya will be transferred to NATO.

Disputes about who should lead the operations of the Western coalition in Libya, have been going on for almost a week.

France in particular is against the transfer of command to the Alliance. It wants the leadership to be handed to representatives of the Arab League and the African Union.

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