Posts Tagged Libya

Gadhafi Relies on Elite Units and Remnants of a Robust Military

Before the current conflict in Libya, analysts estimated the strength of Col. Gadhafis elite forces at as many as 12,000. It isnt clear how many forces he currently commands, and how much of his arsenal of tanks, armored personnel carriers and other weaponry remains in his control after rebels seized armories in the east.
However, Col. [...]

NATO increases air-borne surveillance of Libya

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is increasing its air-borne surveillance of Libya’s air space, a top US diplomat to the group today said but noted that a no-fly zone over the North African country would not be of much help in terms of its enforcement.
“The decision was made to indeed increase the surveillance of [...]

Libyas Rebels Claim Another Oil Hub in Day of Clashes

Libyan rebels pushed their front lines westward to Ras Lanuf, an oil port about halfway to the capital from opposition-stronghold Benghazi, as forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi used tear gas and gunfire to suppress protests in Tripoli.
Government forces moved against Zawiyah, the main opposition-held city west of Tripoli, according to Al Jazeera television. At least [...]