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REUTERS | Youssef Boudlal and Peter Graff | June 6, 2011

YAFRAN/TRIPOLI – Libyan rebels seized all of the mountain town of Yafran on Monday, driving out Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in a sign NATO air strikes may be paying off.

Yafran is spread over a hill, the bottom part of which had been controlled by pro-Gaddafi forces for more than a month and used to besiege the rebel-controlled part. Food, drinking water and medicines were running short. (more…)

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ISAF Joint Command – Afghanistan
2011-05-S-109
For Immediate Release


The following statement is by Major General John Toolan, Commander Regional Command Southwest, International Security Assistance Force.

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 30, 2011) – On behalf of the coalition, the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force General Petraeus, and Commander of the ISAF Joint Command Lieutenant General Rodriguez I want to offer my sincere apologies for the nine civilians who were killed during the incident in Now Zad District, Helmand province that occurred on 28 May.

Any loss of life is a true tragedy and I extend my personal condolences to the families and friends of the U.S. Marine, and to the people of Afghanistan for those who were killed or injured.
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The death toll from NATO air strikes on Tripoli and its suburbs has risen to 19, Libyan state television reported on Tuesday, showing footage of civilians with head wounds.

NATO warplanes delivered some of their heaviest air strikes yet to Muammar Gaddafi’s compound after the United States said the Libyan leader would “inevitably” be forced from power. (more…)

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REUTERS | Joseph Logan | May 24, 2011

TRIPOLI – NATO warplanes hammered Muammar Gaddafi’s compound with their heaviest air strikes yet on Tuesday after the United States said the Libyan leader would “inevitably” be forced from power.

The shockwave from the strikes was so powerful that plaster fell from the ceilings in a hotel where foreign reporters were staying, about 2 km (1.2 miles) from Gaddafi’s compound. (more…)

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The New York Times, By Christopher M. Schnaubelt

18 May, 2011

As the third month of military operations begins, the NATO-led efforts to protect civilians in Libya are subject to a vast array of questions. The most important is whether political leaders are fully cognizant of the inherent limits of military force in achieving humanitarian goals. Whether it is called “kinetic military action” or “war,” all combat is subject to fog and friction in a contest of wills — even when the ultimate purpose is defending innocent bystanders. (more…)

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Daily Mail

16 May, 2011

NATO must step up bombing missions over Libya to increase the pressure on the Gaddafi regime or risk allowing the dictator to cling to power, the head of the UK’s armed forces said today.

Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards called on the alliance to ‘up the ante’ by allowing the bombing to include infrastructure targets. (more…)

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AFP

20 April 2011

ASADABAD: A child was among three civilians who died in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan which also killed 14 insurgents, local officials said Wednesday.

The attack by the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) happened late Tuesday in the Dangam district of Kunar province, provincial governor Fazlullah Wahidi told AFP. (more…)

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