NATO continues to increase pressure on Qadhafi Regime with more air strikes on Tripoli Libya 0806111

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Defense News - Libya
 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 11:46 AM

 
NATO continues to increase pressure on Qadhafi Regime with more air strikes on Tripoli.
 
Demonstrating increasing resolve to bring the Qadhafi regime’s violence against the civilian population to an end, NATO aircraft carried out intensive and sustained strikes against pro-Qadhafi facilities in Tripoli throughout the day and night of 5 and 6 Jun 2011. The targets included command and control centers, a number of military support facilities and anti-aircraft weapon sites.
     
Demonstrating increasing resolve to bring the Qadhafi regime’s violence against the civilian population to an end, NATO aircraft carried out intensive and sustained strikes against pro-Qadhafi facilities in Tripoli throughout the day and night of 5 and 6 Jun 2011. The targets included command and control centers, a number of military support facilities and anti-aircraft weapon sites.
British Army Apache attack helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya, June 4, 2011.
     

“The targets that were struck overnight were vital to the pro-Qadhafi forces’ ability to harm the civilian population - essentially they are the hub of Qadhafi’s command network - and we will continue to erode its foundations until the violence against the Libyan population ends,” said Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, Commander of Operation Unified Protector.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Nato coalition carried out its heaviest daytime raids of its nine-week campaign on what it said were command and control centres in and around the capital, with more than 20 air strikes by low-flying jets.

The Libyan government acknowledged that military installations belonging to the Republican Guard had been targeted, while Libyan television reported Col Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound had also been hit.

NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR is being conducted under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for an immediate end to all attacks against civilians and authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in Libya.

 

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