The Libyan rebels ask France and the United Kingdom a ground forces intervention 2004112
Defense News - Libya
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 18:14 PM
The Libyan rebels ask France and the United Kingdom a ground forces intervention.
The combat to conquer the least street, the least block of houses, remain intense in the city of Misrata. One of the chiefs of the Libyan rebels officially asked for the intervention of French and British land forces.
Rebel fighters fire at government loyalist troops during street fighting on Tripoli Street in downtown Misurata April 20, 2011 in Misurata, Libya
Even if certain sources of the rebellion affirm that the forces of colonel Kaddafi underwent heavy losses. The rebels do not have enough of armament and military training to overcome an trained army.
“Because of BM-21 Grad rocket fires by the army of Kaddafi, it is a question of life or of death”, the representative of the rebels affirms.
France did not agree for a ground intervention. Great Britain promises at least to send military adviser for the rebels who resist in the city of Misrata.