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NATO forces sink Libyan ship

Russia urges NATO to limit air strikes


 

NATO forces have destroyed a Libyan coast guard ship and several other smaller vessels that were reportedly launching missile attacks on merchant ships in the port of Misrata, NATO officials said on Tuesday. “The purpose of firing onto the vessel was to stop them from firing into the port, harming civilians and damaging other vessels,” says NATO Lt. Nathan Potter. The maritime skirmish is among the most direct confrontations that has occurred between NATO and pro-Gadhafi forces since Operation Odyssey Dawn began on March 19. Meanwhile, Russia, who abstained from voting on UN Security Council Resolution 1973 authorizing coalition operations, has urged NATO not to bomb Libyan ground targets, saying the operation is overstepping its mandate to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya and to protect civilians.

CBC News


 
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NATO forces sink Libyan ship

  1. I am very curious.
    Will Russia ask Gaddafi to step down? To stop bombing civilians?

  2. I am very curious.
    Will Russia ask Gaddafi to step down? To stop bombing civilians?

    • Russia will be its usual useless self.

      • or, to paraphrase Bobby Kennedy, Russia will, as usual, offer all aid short of help.

  3. "NATO forces have destroyed a Libyan coast guard ship and several other smaller vessels…"

    Perhaps a case of "Navy-Envy" on the part of the Canadian commander?

  4. Russia will be its usual useless self.

  5. or, to paraphrase Bobby Kennedy, Russia will, as usual, offer all aid short of help.

  6. What canadian commander?

  7. What canadian commander?

  8. ohhhw very poor

  9. ohhhw very poor

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