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NATO and Libya

Operation Unified Protector

February - October 2011

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    28 Oct. NATO Secretary General's statement on the end of the Libya mission EN.     video
    24 Oct. Press briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, Commander of the military operation Unified Protector EN. Orig
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    23 Oct. Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the liberation of Libya EN.    
    21 Oct. North Atlantic Council Statement on Libya EN.    
    21 Oct. Press Conference by the NATO Secretary General on the latest developments in Libya and Operation Unified Protector EN.   photo Part 1 video
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    20 Oct. Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Libya EN.     video
    18 Oct. Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    11 Oct. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig.
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    27 Sept. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    22 Sept. Press briefing on Libya by the NATO Deputy Spokesperson, Carmen Romero and Lt Gen. Charles Bouchard, Commander of the NATO military operations in Libya   Eng. photo Part 1 video
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    13 Sept. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    6 Sept. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    2 Sept. Press point on Libya by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen following his bilateral meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy FR.     video
    30 Aug. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    23 Aug. Press Briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    22 Aug. Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the situation in Libya EN.
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    16 Aug. Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    9 Aug. Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    2 Aug. Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    26 July Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Orig
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    19 July Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector. EN. Eng.
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    12 July Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
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    7 July Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
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    28 June Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, Commander of Operation Unified Protector EN. audio   Part 1video
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    21 June Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio photo Part 1video
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    17 June Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
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    14 June Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
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    10 June Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
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    1 June Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the extension of the mission in Libya EN.     video
    31 May Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio   Part 1video
    27 May Press briefing on Libya by the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu and Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, Commander of the NATO military operation Unified Protector EN. audio   Part 1video
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    20 May Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, Military Spokesman for Operation Unified EN. audio   Part 1video
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    17 May Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and with Wing Commander Mike Bracken, the Operation Unified Protector Spokesperson EN. audio photo

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    13 May Press Briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Wing Commander Mike Bracken, Military Spokesman for Operation Unified EN. audio  

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    10 May Press briefing on Libya by NATO Deputy Spokesperson, Carmen Romero and Brigadier General Claudio Gabellini, Chief Operations Officer, Operation Unified Protector EN. audio photo Part 1video
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    3 May Press briefing on Libya by the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu and Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri, Commander Maritime Forces for Operation Unified Protector EN. audio   Part 1
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    29 Apr. Press briefing on Libya by NATO Deputy Spokesperson Carmen Romero and Brigadier Rob Weighill, Operations Director of Operation Unified Protector EN. audio   Part 1
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    26 Apr. Press briefing on Libya by the NATO Deputy Spokesperson, Carmen Romero and Lt Gen. Charles Bouchard, Commander of the NATO military operations in Libya EN. audio   Part 1
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    19 Apr. Press briefing on Libya by the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu and Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, Chief of Allied Operations, Allied Command Operations (SHAPE) EN. audio    
    14 Apr. Statement on Libya issued at the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany EN.
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    12 Apr. Joint press briefing on events concerning Libya by the NATO Deputy Spokesperson Carmen Romero and Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, Chief of Allied Operations, Allied Command Operations (SHAPE) EN. audio   Part 1
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    8 Apr. Joint press briefing by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Deputy Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Unified Protector Rear Admiral Russell Harding EN. audio   Part 1
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    5 Apr. Joint press briefing on Libya by the NATO Spokesperson, Oana Lungescu and Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, Chief of Allied Operations, Allied Command Operations (SHAPE) EN. audio   Part 1
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    31 Mar. Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu, joined by NATO Military Committee Chairman Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola and Commander of the NATO military operations in Libya, Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard EN. audio   Part 1
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    28 Mar. Press conference with NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Lt Gen. Charles Bouchard, Commander of the NATO military operations in Libya EN. audio   Part 1
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    27 Mar. Statement by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Libya EN.
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    25 Mar. Press briefing on No Fly Zone by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and GpCapt Geoffrey Booth, Operations Division, International Military Staff EN. audio   video
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    24 Mar. NATO Secretary General's statement on Libya no-fly zone EN.
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    23 Mar. NATO ships move to enforce UN arms embargo      
    22 Mar. Statement by the NATO Secretary General on Libya arms embargo EN.
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    18 Mar. Statement by NATO Secretary General following the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973

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    14 Mar. Extending Air Surveillance in the Mediterranean - AWACS crews are taking off from Germany to join in Sicily their colleagues in charge of surveillance for Operation Active Endeavour.   EN.
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    11 Mar. Interview with Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky, Component Commander E-3A Component  
    10 Mar. NATO ready to support international efforts on Libya    
    9 Mar. NATO extends air surveillance in Meditteranean - Statement by the NATO Secretary General   video
    25 Feb. NATO Secretary General convenes emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council EN.
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    24 Feb. NATO Secretary General's statement on the situation in Libya EN.
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Operational media updates

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Summary of activities for Operation Unified Protector of the past 24 hours (Archive)

Photo gallery

Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Libya: Schools open their doors Libya: Schools in Tripoli open their doors. Schools across the nation have not yet officially re-opened, but classes in Tripoli have resumed so the children can get back to regular studies.  
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime at Martyrs Square in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime at Martyrs Square in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime at Martyrs Square in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Life after Qadhafi Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Celebrations in Tripoli Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Celebrations in Tripoli Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Celebrations in Tripoli Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Celebrations in Tripoli Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Celebrations in Tripoli Libyans celebrating the end of the Qadhafi regime in Tripoli 
Disarming Tripoli Portable rocket launchers held at National Transitional Council HQ, in Abu Sleem 
Disarming Tripoli Rocket-propelled grenade heads held at National Transitional Council HQ in Abu Sleem 
Disarming Tripoli Kalashnikov barrel tip 
Disarming Tripoli Bullet chain used for Kalashnikov 
Disarming Tripoli Confiscated gold Kalashnikov and bullets held at a National Transitional Council HQ in Abu Sleem 
Disarming Tripoli Missiles in a destroyed weapons dump 
Disarming Tripoli Confiscated rocket-propelled grenade launchers held at a National Transitional Council HQ in Abu Sleem 
Disarming Tripoli Children waving the Libyan flag from the top of an apartment block 
Disarming Tripoli A windshield cracked by a falling bullet 
Disarming Tripoli Revolutionary soldiers 
Disarming Tripoli Revolutionary soldiers 
Disarming Tripoli Children playing with broken guns at weapons dump 
Disarming Tripoli Missiles in destroyed weapons dumps 
Disarming Tripoli Missiles in destroyed weapons dumps 
Disarming Tripoli Burnt and empty bullet cans 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Various shots of the bombed out military warehouse at the Navy port in Libya. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Shots of Navy vessels docked at the harbour. 
Photos from Libya 04. Oct. 2011 Shots of Navy vessels docked at the harbour. 
Photos from Libya 23. Sep. 2011 Front on wide of a stool at night time selling Libya merchandise, lit up by small hanging lights. 
Photos from Libya 23. Sep. 2011 Night, around Tripoli shopping street. 
Photos from Libya 23. Sep. 2011 Night, around Tripoli shopping street. 
Photos from Libya 23. Sep. 2011 Wide aerials over Tripoli. 
Photos from Libya 23. Sep. 2011 Wide aerials over Tripoli. 
Photos from Libya 21. Sep. 2011 Wide looking down a an isle of cells at Ain Zara prison. 
Photos from Libya 19. Sep. 2011 Above, looking down, on two African men playing checkers on a makeshift board, using bottle tops as the pieces. Taken at a migrant camp outside Tripoli. 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Stairs leading down into the bunker. Writing on the wall reads "Training Hard will save blood on the battle field". A slight alteration to a quote from Patton 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Entrance to an underground bunker on the military compound used for weapons storage 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
Views from Libya 18. Sep. 2011 Various of a military compound, destroyed by NATO, which was used to store weapons 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – 22 September 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – September 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – August 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – July 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – June 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – May 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya – Frontlines – April 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Libya - Frontlines - March 2011 
NATO and Libya 22. Sep. 2011 Map of Libya with villages/towns of interest 
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
Libya: Life in Tripoli 14. Sep. 2011  
NATO and Libya 03. Aug. 2011 Al Jazeera photograph showing that the NATO strike against Libyan satellites dishes caused minimum damage to the surroundings buildings 
NATO and Libya - Example of militarized civilian facility - re-purposed cement factory Southeast of Brega. Observed on 20 July. 26. Jul. 2011 Example of militarized civilian facility - re-purposed cement factory Southeast of Brega. Observed on 20 July. 
NATO and Libya - Example of militarized civilian facility - re-purposed cement factory Southeast of Brega. Observed on 23 July. 26. Jul. 2011 Example of militarized civilian facility - re-purposed cement factory Southeast of Brega. Observed on 23 July. 
The Gharyan Military Compound 01. Jul. 2011 The Gharyan Military Compound 
The Gharyan Military Compound 01. Jul. 2011 The Gharyan Military Compound 
Press briefing on Libya Reconnaisance images taken in the area of Brega, Libya on 20 Jun 2011 
Press briefing on Libya Reconnaisance images taken in the area of Brega, Libya on 20 Jun 2011 
Press briefing on Libya 21. Jun. 2011 Post-strike image of Command and Control Facility struck by NATO on 20 June in Sorman. 
Press briefing on Libya 21. Jun. 2011 Command and Control Facility struck by NATO on 20 June in Sorman west of Tripoli. The white dots on top of the building are satellite dishes.  
Press briefing on Libya 21. Jun. 2011 20 June 2011 - Sorman Post-strike Aerial View 
NATO and Libya 07. Jun. 2011 A Eurocopter Tiger from the amphibious assault helicopter carrier "Tonnerre" of the French Navy, participating in the operation Unified Protector in Libya. 
NATO and Libya 25. May. 2011 Crew members from the Spanish frigate Mendez Nunez board a vessel for inspection as part of NATO's Operation Unified Protector, which includes the enforcement of the arms embargo under UNSCR 1973. 
NATO and Libya 19. May. 2011 Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown provides protection during Operation Unified Protector as Belgian Mine Hunter, M923 NARCIS, conducts mine countermeasure operations along the paths that ships use to get to the Misratah Harbour. 
NATO and Libya 11. May. 2011 Norwegian F-16 flying over Suda Bay as part of the enforcement of the No-Fly Zone and the protection of the Libyan civilian population under Operation Unified Protector. 
NATO and Libya 10. May. 2011 On 26 March 2011, ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medical evacuations to Lampedusa, the first to take ashore a mother with her just born children and the second for a pregnant young woman that unfortunatelly lost her children. The Italian ETNA contributes to the enforcement of the arms embargo under Operation Unified Protector. All NATO vessels abide with the International Maritime Law regarding Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS). 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
Photos from NATO Press Briefing on Libya 26. Mar. 2011 On 26 March 2011 ETNA rescued a stricken boat off the Libya coast with 300 migrants, and carried out 2 medvac to Lampedusa. 
NATO and Libya 09. May. 2011 Greek HS Limnos patrolling in the Gulf of Syrta in enforcing the arms embargo as part of NATO's Operation Unified Protector. 
NATO and Libya 06. May. 2011 UK Royal Navy Mines Countermeasures vessel HMS Brocklesby. HMS Brocklesby participated in the recent minehunting operations off the port of Misratah, as part of NATO's-led Operation Unified Protector (Crown copyright) 
NATO and Libya 05. May. 2011 French Mirage 2000D participating in NATO's Operation Unified Protector 
NATO and Libya 04. May. 2011 HMS Liverpool shadowing a vessel off the Libyan coast. Tasked with enforcing embargo operations along the Libyan coast, HMS Liverpool has intercepted several vessels under UN Security Council Resolution 1973. 
NATO and Libya 02. May. 2011 Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter. As from 27 March 2011, six Belgian F-16 fighters help to control the No-Fly zone over Libya. 
NATO and Libya 29. Apr. 2011 A boarding force from the Spanish Frigate Mendes Nunez inspecting a vessel on the Mediterranean sea, as part of NATO's Operation Unified Protector to enforce the UN-mandated arms embargo over Libya. 
NATO and Libya 28. Apr. 2011 Italian Tornado aircraft at Trapani airbase. The Italian Air Force is taking part in NATO Operation Unified Protector, conducted over Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, in order to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under attack or threat of attack. Photo:http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/) 
NATO and Libya 24. Apr. 2011 Last testing before Danish F-16 take off from Sigonella military airbase, Italy. Danish F-16 participate in NATO's Operation Unified Protector over Libya (Photo: Kurt Hansen - Royal Danish Air Force) 
NATO and Libya 22. Apr. 2011 A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft takes off from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. to a forward-deployed location in order provide air refueling support to coalition aircraft enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya. 
NATO and Libya 20. Apr. 2011 DECIMOMANNU - A Dutch F-16 fighter takes off from the military airfield Giovanni Farina Decimomannu, Sardinia, Italy. The Netherlands contribute to the enforcement of the No-Fly Zone as part of Operation Unified Protector. 
NATO and Libya 19. Apr. 2011 A NATO E3A AWACS aircraft at the Trapani-Birgi military base in Trapani, Italy, March 25, 2011.  
NATO and Libya 15. Apr. 2011 Qatari planes contributing to NATO-led Operation Unified Protector 
NATO and Libya 13. Apr. 2011  
NATO and Libya 11. Apr. 2011 HMS CUMBERLAND's Royal Navy and Royal Marine boarding teams carry out a assurance visit. HMS CUMBERLAND is now in direct support of CTF 152. Pictured: Sea boat with boarding team. Image by LA(PHOT) Jay Allen 
NATO and Libya 11. Apr. 2011 HMS CUMBERLAND's Royal Navy and Royal Marine boarding teams carry out a assurance visit. HMS CUMBERLAND is now in direct support of CTF 152. Pictured: Sea Boat with boarding team. Image by LA(PHOT) Jay Allen 
NATO and Libya 11. Apr. 2011 Air to air refuelling from a Swedish KC-130 to JAS 39 Gripen, on the 8th of April. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces 
NATO and Libya 12. Apr. 2011 Air to air refuelling from a Swedish KC-130 to JAS 39 Gripen, on the 8th of April. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces 
NATO and Libya 09. Apr. 2011 Nave Assalto anfibio - San Marco 
NATO and Libya 08. Apr. 2011 Norwegian aircraft - Souda Bay 
NATO and Libya 07. Apr. 2011 SIGONELLA. The first units of the Swedish contribution to the UN-mandated efforts in Libya landed at the NATO base of Sigonella, Sicily, 23 hours after the government decision was made. The aircraft that have arrived at the Sigonella base are 8 JAS 39 Gripen C. The Swedish contribution consists of about 130 personnel. 
NATO and Libya 06. Apr. 2011  
NATO and Libya 05. Apr. 2011 Mirage 2000 D dans le cadre opération BENGHAZI SHIELD, stationné sur le parking de la base aérienne 126 
NATO and Libya 04. Apr. 2011 Porte avions Charles de Gaulle à l'appareillage le 20 mars 2011 de Toulon. 
NATO and Libya 29. Mar. 2011 Trapani, Italie Des chasseurs CF-188 Hornet du 425e Escadron tactique de chasse de Bagotville en vol au dessus de la mer Méditerannée pràs de Trapani en Italie, le 29 mars 2011. Crédit photo : Caporal Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Caméra de Combat des Forces Canadiennes © 2011, DND-MDN Canada