NATO boosted its bombardment of Libya Saturday, for the first time sending attack helicopters on low-altitude missions against military installations loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
NATO said British Apache helicopters destroyed a radar site and an armed checkpoint in their first deployment since British Prime Minister David Cameron approved their use a week ago. The Apaches are each equipped with 16 Hellfire missiles that skim low across the landscape toward targets that are pre-set by radar before the missiles are launched. French Tiger helicopters are also being readied for NATO use in Libya. Continue reading
Tripoli, May 12 (Prensa Latina) NATO aircraft bombed the Libyan capital on Thursday shortly after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi reappeared on television in a meeting with tribal chiefs, and after rebels demanded more military attacks. Continue reading
Washington, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) extended Monday its controls over Libya with 24-hours AWACS reconnaissance aircraft.
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The U.S. ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder, said the military bloc decided to increase the AWACS surveillance to 24 hour to monitor air operations and surface movements on Libyan territory, which is for many advances of armed intervention. Continue reading
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