Posts Tagged ‘rebels’
Posted in Air Strike, Civilian Casualties, Crossfire Deaths, Germany, Libya, Middle-East, Military, NATO/Allies, Tactical Directives, United States, tagged arms, Military, NATO allies, NATO Secretary General, rebels, United States on April 17, 2011 |
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By Rikard Jozwiak
April 14, 2011
NATO foreign ministers have endorsed calls for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi to leave power, amid divisions among alliance members on the campaign to protect civilians in the North African country.
At a meeting in Berlin, NATO foreign ministers agreed the alliance would continue its Libya mission as long as was needed. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Air Strike, Civilian Casualties, Diplomacy, Libya, Military, NATO/Allies, Protesters, United Nations, tagged airstrike, Civilian Casualties, civilians wounded, humanitarian aid, innocent victims, Libya, Nato, rebels, UN on April 11, 2011 |
April 9, 2011
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — NATO refused to apologize Friday for a deadly airstrike it conceded may have mistakenly killed people it has pledged to protect, angering Libyan opposition leaders amid an increasingly frustrating campaign to oust Moammar Gadhafi.
British Royal Navy Rear Adm. Russell Harding told reporters that NATO forces may have hit rebel tanks during the airstrike near the eastern oil town of al-Brega Thursday.
Witnesses told CNN that two rebel fighters and two doctors were killed when missiles struck a rebel formation on the eastern Libyan battlefront. (more…)
By Joseph Krauss
April 6, 2011
NEAR BREGA, (AFP) – Rebel soldiers erected a checkpoint at the gate of the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya on Wednesday to prevent a convoy of eager but mostly unarmed civilians from reaching the front.
The soldiers, defectors from Moamer Kadhafi’s army, said they had orders to impose discipline on the hastily-assembled rebel forces a day after they were driven several kilometres (miles) back by loyalist artillery.
“We are stopping the youth who show up with guns,” said Sherif Mohammed, as he pulled a dented metal barricade across the road. “What are they going to do against shelling?” (more…)
By: Joseph Krauss
April 6, 2011
Nato, accused of mission failure by Libya’s rebels, vowed on Wednesday to do all to protect civilians in Misrata as France pledged to open a sea corridor to the besieged Mediterranean city.
On the political front, Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim said in Tripoli that Muammar Gaddafi’s regime will talk with the rebels about reforms provided they lay down their arms.
The rebel tirade against Nato came as they sustained their first significant loss of territory to Gaddafi’s forces in almost a week, after they were sent fleeing from the edge of the oil town of Brega in a major assault. (more…)