Italy agree to join NATO operations against Libya with F-16 warplanes 2604111
Defense News - Italy
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 03:58 PM
Italy agree to join NATO operations against Libya with F-16 warplanes.
After several weeks of bombardment on the Libyan territory by the NATO coalition, the forces of Kaddafi continue to resist, and still to prevent the advance of the rebellious troops more. NATO air strikes also aimed the buildings of the residence personnel of Mouammar Kaddafi at Tripoli.
Libyan rebels fire towards a building where forces loyal to Col. Moamer Kadhafi are held up in the Zwabi district of Misrata on April 24, 2011.
In spite of fierce combats between the soldiers of Kadhafi and the Libyan rebellion, the country remains as a majority under the control of the Libyan government. The images of the rebellious troops on combat show, that they don’t have enough armament and training to answer against the attacks of Kaddafi forces.
After more than 3 months of combat, the country is always in the same situation, and only a more important intervention of the NATO coalition will be able to reduce the capacity of Kaddafi forces. Currently, the town of Misrata is again under the control of theLibyan rebels, but for how long time?
Fighting aicraft F-16 Italian Air Force (Archive image)
Italy, which has been playing a limited role in Nato operations in Libya, has given the go ahead for its air force to bomb selected military targets with F-16 warplanes in the former Italian colony.