Saturday, April 23, 2011

Allied attacks did not stop the war Gaddafi

Tripoli (Writing / AP) .- The allied air strikes against the forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been damaged or rendered unusable by 30% and 40% of them, although the situation of fighting between rebels and gadafistas seem to move troops to a standstill. This was said Adm. Mike Mullen, chief of staff of U.S.

Joint Chiefs of Staff, during a visit to U.S. troops in Baghdad. "Progress is indeed a deadlock," he said, about the fighting in Libya. "At the same time," Mullen said, "we managed to neutralize between 30% and 40% of Gaddafi's ground forces, its core competency. This will remain so for the moment." Meanwhile, Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain arrived in the U.S.

in the last hours of the Libyan city of Benghazi to meet with the rebel leadership of that country, according to the Qatari television network Al Jazeera. Asked what he thinks about the combatants struggling against Gaddafi, McCain replied: "They are my heroes." This is the highest representative visit the United States comes to town to meet with the Libyan rebel leadership.

For his part, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked his advisers to consider organizing a quick trip to Benghazi, in a gesture additional support for the opposition. Both the Elysee as ambassador to France has sent to Benghazi, Antoine Sivan, have admitted the possibility of such a visit without explicitly confirm.

Wounded evacuated to Qatar Qatar A military plane transported to Athens and 49 Libyans injured in riots in the country, accompanied by 15 relatives to be treated at a private hospital in Athens, said Monday the Greek authorities in Athens, reports EFE. The evacuation of Greece took place last night as part of humanitarian aid that Athens has offered to countries in the region in which there are conflicts, said a government source told Efe.

C17 military aircraft of Qatar, yesterday Misrata previously led humanitarian aid, collected the wounded and landed at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos at 20.00 hours (17.00 GMT) on Thursday. Greece has offered as a bridge for the evacuation of European citizens and other nationals by their governments during the armed conflict in Libya.

Such assistance includes receiving management in March to 15,000 Chinese in the Greek island of Crete who left Libya and coordinate the return home with the Beijing authorities.

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