A senior NATO official denied reports that there was a deadlock in Libya and asked for more patience for the coalition’s mission. "A mission of this type is a deliberate mission and therefore takes time," said Italian Vice Admiral Rinaldo Veri on Tuesday. "I personally don’t think there is a real stalemate. Let’s say that we are going slowly but steady… We are still moving forward," he added. The official, who is in charge of the naval aspects of the campaign, further said that after neutralizing Qaddafi’s front forces, the coalition forces are now targeting logistic lines, lines of communication and ammunition depots.