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General: Syrian air defense complicates US options

General: Syrian air defense complicates US options

The advanced air defense weapons Russia has provided to Syria’s regime would make it difficult to establish a no-fly zone there as part of an effort to help the rebellion, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told senators […]


Gates: Obama OKs Predator Strikes in Libya

Gates: Obama OKs Predator Strikes in Libya

President Barack Obama has approved the use of U.S. armed predator strikes in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Gates and Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed reporters at […]


US continues support of NATO operations in Libya

US continues support of NATO operations in Libya

A U.S. military fighter jet destroyed two of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s surface-to-air missile sites near the Libyan capital of Tripoli April 18, continuing U.S. support of NATO operations there, officials reported. Since NATO took the lead of multilateral operations […]


Foreign military advisers head for Libya

Foreign military advisers head for Libya

France and Italy joined Britain on Wednesday in sending military advisers to insurgent-held eastern Libya, as Tripoli warned that a foreign troop deployment would only prolong the conflict. In the besieged city of Misrata, Tim Hetherington, an Oscar-nominated British film […]


NATO Delivers Update On Libya Operations

NATO Delivers Update On Libya Operations

Speaking in Naples, the deputy commander of NATO’s operations in Libya has delivered an update on the situation. NATO took over the operation to enforce the arms embargo, no-fly zone and actions to protect civilians and civilian centres as mandated […]


Libya rebels unlikely to oust Kadhafi: US general

Libya rebels unlikely to oust Kadhafi: US general

Western allies have stepped up “non-lethal” aid to Libyan rebels hours after a rebel armoured unit was hit by apparent NATO ‘friendly fire’, sources said. The aid is authorised by UN Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions and allowing military action […]


Britain moves Libya jets to ground attack role

Britain moves Libya jets to ground attack role

Britain said on Wednesday it was moving four Typhoon jets from policing the Libya no-fly zone to ground attack roles after criticism from rebels that NATO forces were failing to protect Misrata. “In agreement with NATO, the UK has today […]


Gripen in NATO-Led UN Mission

Gripen in NATO-Led UN Mission

Eight Gripen fighter aircraft from the Swedish Armed Forces is currently taking part in the NATO lead UN mission in Libya. The formal decision to participate in the UN mission was taken by the Swedish Parliament in the beginning of […]


NATO counts on European firepower in Libya as US pulls back

NATO counts on European firepower in Libya as US pulls back

NATO will depend on Europe’s aerial firepower to keep up momentum in the mission to protect civilians in Libya when the US military withdraws into a backup role later Monday, officials said. The United States has conducted half of around […]


 
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