UAE Commits Aircrafts to Enforce No-Fly Zone over Libya

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NATO will take over leadership from the US of patrolling the airspace over Libya; however, the military coalition is still at odds over who will take charge of aggressive air assaults on Qaddafi’s ground forces, American and NATO officials said on Thursday. As the military operation against Qaddafi’s troops entered its seventh day, the coalition won rare practical assistance from an Arab nation when the UAE said that it was ready to commit 12 jets- six Mirage and six F-16 fighter planes- to take part in the campaign to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya authorized by the UN Security Council last week.

 

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