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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

 Laaska News June  07,2011 

10 missiles stolen from Gaddafi depots


Libya. Photo: EPA


Some 10 Soviet-made Strela man-portable surface-to-air missiles have been stolen from the Gaddafi military depots in Libya and taken out of the country.

An informed source in the Russian security services has told the ITAR-TASS news agency that the dangerous weapons may eventually land in third countries.

The first reports about the weapons that were snatched from the Libyan Army-plundered depots date back to April this year.

The Libyan Ambassador to Moscow specifically voiced apprehensions that the Strela surface-to-air missiles, capable of bringing down both military aircraft and airliners, could fall into the hands of extremists, including Al-Qaeda fighters.

 Jun 7, 2011


NATO air strike targets intelligence HQ in Tripoli


The destroyed premises of the General People’s Congress, Libya’s equivalent of parliament, after it was targeted by a NATO airstrike in Tripoli, on June 6, 2011. Photo: AFP

NATO warplanes on Monday raided the national intelligence headquarters in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

“NATO planes used high-precision weapons during this coordinated and planned strike on Gaddafi’s national intelligence center,” NATO said in a statement.


 Jun 7, 2011


NATO delivers air strikes at Tripoli


Smoke billows from Tajura, a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on June 5, 2011, after NATO warplanes launched intensive air raids on Tripoli. Photo: AFP

NATO aircraft continues to bomb the capital of Libya – Tripoli.

In a first, France and Britain have used “Apache” military helicopters for air strikes targeting Gaddafi’s troops near the town of Brega.

British “Tornado” fighter-bombers on Sunday night dealt a powerful blow to the Libyan capital, the main target of which was to destroy depots of Gaddafi’s anti-missile defense forces.


Jun 6, 2011

Tripoli, Brega under NATO pounding

Tripoli. Photo: EPA

British jets have carried out massive overnight air raids on depots of anti-aircraft rockets outside the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Near Brega in the east, British and French forces have started using attack helicopters for the first time in the Libya campaign.

Reports say Apache gunships have destroyed some two dozen targets including APCs, tanks, command bunkers, air defence batteries and an important radar.

Jun 5, 2011


NATO uses attack choppers to strike Gaddafi targets


NATO used attack helicopters to hit targets in Libya for the first time on Saturday, the alliance said in a statement, without giving details of the location of the strikes.

The NATO statement said the use of attack helicopters provided increased flexibility to track and attack pro-Gaddafi forces attempting to hide in populated areas.

Mass-scale protests against Muammar Gaddafi flared up in February and quickly spilled over into a full-fledged civil war.

The NATO countries are engaged in a UN-authorized military operation to enforce no-fly zones over the troubled North African nation.

Jun 4, 2011



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