Tag Archives: NATO

Iran Displays Sajjil Missile During Military Parade

The 31st anniversary of the commencement of the Iraq-Iran war was marked last week with a spectacular military parade complete with a display of Iran’s growing arsenal of short and medium range ballistic missiles. The solid-fuel Sajjil was brought back for another year, after its parading last year was such a success. The Sajjil missile… Continue Reading

Rebels Begin Attack in Libyan Capital

Fighting escalated in the streets of Tripoli on Saturday night as anti-Gaddafi rebels began a push to finally free Libya from the oppressive grasp of Muammar Gaddafi. Residents Join Rebels Against Libyan Regime Witnesses and rebels reported hearing explosions and gunfire beginning shortly after sunset on Saturday evening. Protests mingled with fighting were seen in… Continue Reading

NATO Strikes Tripoli in Support of Rebel Attacks

Muammar Gaddafi Libya is once again under attack from NATO air forces as Tripoli was bombarded with air strikes on Sunday. As Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called the latest attacks on his regime “a colonial plot,” bombs fell on military targets throughout the country’s capital. “In Tripoli there were two command and control nodes,… Continue Reading

Italy Calls For End to Libyan War

Italy Appeals to NATO to End Fighting The Italian government called on world leaders and NATO to do what it must to end the bloodshed in Libya. Meanwhile NATO defended the value of its air strikes despite the tragic misfiring of bomb which killed civilians when it misfired. Franco Frattini, the Foreign Minister to Italy,… Continue Reading

Libya Claims NATO Airstrike Hits Residential Neighborhood

Reports from Libya claim that a NATO conducted airstrike hit a residential area in Tripoli early on Sunday, killing at least four civilians, including two children. NATO Denies Targets Civilians NATO has repeatedly denied targeting non-military areas for their airstrikes, and at the moment the charges that NATO did hit a non-military target have not… Continue Reading

NATO Should Increase Pressure on Gaddafi Says UK General

General Sir David Richards, British Armed Forces chief expressed his belief that NATO must begin direct attacks against the foundations of the regime that are propping up Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. UN Allows for All Necessary Measures The Security Council resolution of the United Nations allowed for “all necessary measures” to be utilized in… Continue Reading

Gaddafi’s Son Killed in NATO Air Strike in Tripoli

Three missiles hit a private residence in the Libyan capital of Tripoli late on Saturday, killing the youngest son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and three pre-teen grandchildren. Libyan Officials Take Journalists to Site Libyan government officials brought journalist to see the site of the air strike where they observed the roof completely caved in in… Continue Reading

Gaddafi Succeeds in Fight for Sirte

Reversing gains made by rebels in the past several weeks after NATO forces gave air support to Libyan rebels; Gaddafi’s loyalist forces took Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown, in their continuing advance east, blocking the way of the rebels’ westward push. Rebels were forced back to Bin Jawad, a town which they had taken on Monday, and… Continue Reading