NATO continues to increase pressure on Qadhafi Regime in Tripoli

  • 06 Jun. 2011 -
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  • Last updated: 06 Jun. 2011 03:20

NAPLES – 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 Jun 11. The targets included command and control centers, a number of military support facilities and anti-aircraft weapon sites.

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.

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.