Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The situation remains critical Misrata

NATO has acknowledged Tuesday that the situation in Misrata "remains critical" despite the "continuous" air support that the allies are providing the rebels in this and other cities, but has confirmed that there is "clear access to the port of the city despite the regime's forces have laid mines in Tripoli harbor waters to prevent the entry of humanitarian aid.

"There is clear access to the port of Misrata. Thanks to ongoing military operations (NATO) that are taking place in the port and the city of Misrata, the port is still quite safe and the forces have managed to expand anti-Gaddafi the perimeter of your control, "said at a news conference at the Italian admiral, Rinaldo Vieri, who heads the operation to implement the arms embargo on Libya by the UN authorized.

The Italian admiral acknowledged in a press conference from Naples Misrata remains subject to "a strong and continuous shelling" by forces loyal to Qadhafi and confirmed that "the situation remains critical." The allied military has confirmed that NATO is still trying to identify one of the mines laid by the forces of the regime on port and confirmed that the allied forces managed to destroy Misrata Monday in three self-propelled artillery systems, among other objectives of the regime attacked .

Although the Alliance spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu, confirmed the destruction of a "command and control center" near Tripoli last weekend in a NATO air operation in which they allegedly killed a son of Libyan leader Both have made clear that NATO could not confirm his death in an "independent" and have again rejected the objective of the operation was Qaddafi himself.

"I want to make clear and repeat what we said we do not act against individuals. NATO bombed a facility from which Qaddafi or his men could safely drive or lead their forces to attack civilians," the admiral has settled ally . Asked how long the mission in Libya, the allied commander has rejected the mission has entered "an impasse" and has made clear that it will continue "as long as necessary" until the regime's forces put an end to violence , retract its forces, including paramilitaries, mercenaries and tanks, their bases and to ensure unhindered humanitarian access.

"The mission of this type is deliberate and takes time. After neutralizing the forces on the front, the regime's forces were divided. We know that hide and camouflage, making it more difficult to detect their positions. But we're doing" , assured the admiral. "I do not personally have a stalemate.

We slowly but steadily," he pointed out. The Italian commander explained that NATO will continue to encourage attacks on ammunition dumps, communication line and command and control centers to maintain "pressure" against the regime and has ruled out "for now" the possibility of using ground troops in Libya.

"This is a job that requires patience, determination, but we still have to continue and move forward," he explained. "At the moment we can achieve the targets with air power and the current shipping season. We can not predict the future at the moment. This will be discussed when you get the request", he explained, when asked if NATO does not foresee the need troops on the ground to achieve the final victory on the ground.

The Chiefs of Defense of the Twenty-eight allied countries analyzed for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels operating in Libya since the Alliance took on 31 March, the command of all military operations in the country, sources have confirmed Allied military. "This is the first meeting at the highest level since the beginning of military operations in Libya.

Some Arab partners have confirmed their participation in the meeting. Reviewed the current situation of the operation and review all military aspects of the operation," have The same sources confirmed.

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