Opération Harmattan - J+8 : L'OTAN prend la main. NATO countries have agreed to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya "to protect civilians" against Muammar Gaddafi's forces, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters.
During a press conference in Brussels on Thursday, Rasmussen said the military alliance's mandate did not go beyond the no-fly zone, but that NATO could act in self-defence. He appeared to contradict an earlier statement by Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, that NATO would take command of all coalition military operations in Libya. "At this moment, there will still be a coalition operation and a NATO operation," Rasmussen said. "But we are considering whether NATO should take on that broader responsibility in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution, but that decision has not been made yet. " Talks to unite both missions and transfer control of the broader campaign to NATO would continue through the weekend with a decision expected by Monday, NATO officials said. J+5 : Gérard Longuet rappelle la position de la France.
Les Européens s'engagent. L'Allemagne s'abstient. Guido Westerwelle avait mis en garde ces derniers jours contre une croisade de l'Occident contre la Libye, et surtout contre un engrenage militaire aux conséquences incalculables.
La longue histoire des relations militaires franco-libyennes. Chronologie. J-1 : frappes imminentes contre Kadhafi. François Baroin : "Les frappes militaires contre Kadhafi auront lieu rapidement" Qu'en disent les experts. Secret défense. L'intervention française au Mali (opération Serval), qui a démarré de manière fracassante le 11 janvier dernier, était dans les cartons depuis 2009.
Une planification de l'état-major, baptisée Requin, prévoyait alors quasiment ce qui advenu cet hiver. Le mamouth. Quel potentiel pour l'armée libyenne ? Mercenaires africains. Le soupçon date de plusieurs jours.
Le point sur l'arsenal de Kadhafi. Libya: How the opposing sides are armed. 23 August 2011Last updated at 15:35 A rebel fighter in Libya fires a rocket propelled grenade during clashes with pro-Gaddafi forces Fighting for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli began on Sunday 21 August when rebel forces entered the city.
Forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are battling rebels in several parts of the city. The BBC's Jonathan Marcus looks at some of the weaponry available to both sides. Months of NATO air attacks will have destroyed a lot of Gaddafi's weaponry so it is not clear if his forces are still able to use every weapon listed here. Main battle tank This is a T55 and the picture illustrates that the rebel forces have some armour at their disposal. The daubings and slogans are presumably a way of marking this out from a government vehicle. Multiple rocket launcher. Libya Military Guide. Libye : le cessez-le-feu ne convainc pas rebelles et forces alliées - RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES CONFLIT ARME. Video La Libye annonce la fin des opérations militaires. Video Libye : Kadhafi promet un "enfer" si on l'attaque. Libye : le discours d’Alain Juppé à l’ONU - Blogs Vidéos : la sélection des Echos.
UN authorises no-fly zone over Libya - Africa. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has backed a resolution authorising a no-fly zone over Libya and "all necessary measures" - code for military action - to protect civilians.
Ten of the council's 15 members voted in favour of the resolution on Thursday, while Russia, China, Germany, India and Brazil abstained. France said on Friday morning that military action in Libya would come "rapidily ... within a few hours", but did not specify the targets or in what form the action would come. David Cameron, the UK prime minister, said Tornado, Typhoon, surveillance and re-fuelling aircraft would be deployed for the operation in Libya. "Preparations to deploy these aircraft have already started and in the coming hours they will move to airbases from where they can start to take the necessary action," he told parliament on Friday. Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has threatened to "turn into hell the lives" of anyone who attacks his country. Vidéo : Cameron s’explique - Blogs L’intervention en Libye. La crise vue par l'Amérique. Libya opposition: Civilian areas shelled Clinton will meet Saturday with alliesLibya says it is not engaging advancing rebel forcesLibya invites international observers to visit countryLibyan troops must pull back from several cities, Obama says Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- A fighter jet was shot down and burst into flames Saturday in the area of Benghazi, Libya.
Explosions could also be heard in the city, which has been a stronghold for rebels opposing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. It was not immediately clear who the fighter jet belonged to. The development is significant, in part, because Benghazi has been considered the center of the opposition forces. La crise live vue d'Angleterre. La crise live vue par la BBC. Time to wrap up this live blog for the evening, with a summary of the latest events. • At least 45 people appear to have been killed in Yemen after security forces – including some said to be snipers – opened fire in Sana'a.
A government minister resigned and quit the ruling party of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. • President Obama warned in a televised statement supporting the UN resolution against Libya's Gaddafi regime: "Let me be clear: these terms are not negotiable. These terms are not subject to negotiation. " • Gaddafi's forces continue to close in on Benghazi, while fighting continued to be heard in and around Mizrata, despite statements by Libyan ministers saying that government forces were abiding by a ceasefire announced earlier.
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Earth Focus An environmental news magazine that puts a human face on pressing global issues. Earth Focus is funded by grants from the Wallace Genetic Foundation, Raisa Scriabine, the Park Foundation, the Marisla Foundation and support from Link TV viewers. Defence. Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke after the vote. He said: "We have been clear that the world would not accept Gaddafi's brutality against his own people.
"This resolution is the expression of that resolve. It is a positive response to the call by the Arab League last weekend for measures to protect and safeguard the civilian population of Libya and it is the culmination of a great deal of hard work in the last few days by France, the United Kingdom, Lebanon and the United States of America. Foreign Secretary updates Parliament on response to Libya crisis. Foreign Secretary William Hague has updated Parliament on the response to the situation in Libya following the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in Paris. Speaking at Foreign Office Questions the Foreign Secretary said: International response "The UK is at the forefront of the international effort to isolate the Gaddafi regime, deprive it of money, and ensure that anyone responsible for abuses will be held to account.
We have taken swift action in the United Nations Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council. "I have just returned from the G8 Foreign Ministers in Paris where we agreed on the need for urgent consideration in the United Nations Security Council of a wide range of additional measures to protect the Libyan population from attack.
"Time is of the essence. Sanctions No-fly zone "Anything that we do, of course, has to have a clear legal base and it has to have widespread international support. " Why we need to act now. RU avec la France. C'est quoi une zone d'exclusion aérienne ? By Kat Higgins, Sky News Online The United Nations Security Council has authorised a no-fly zone over Libya to stop Colonel Gaddafi's assault on civilians - we answer some questions on what the ban means.
Q. Fermeture du ciel libyen : pas d'impact immédiat sur le transport aérien - AERIEN AIR FRANCE-KLM. Le conflit vu de Russie. Le conflit vu de Chine. XINHUANEWS. From U.S. to NATO: a name change game. BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhua) -- NATO member states decided on Sunday to take over full command of the military operations against Libya from the United States, a move many believe does not change the dominant role of the United States since NATO is a U.S. -led military alliance. The attitude change of the United States, rare in its diplomatic and military history, is only a name change game designed to ease its increasing pressure domestically and internationally. Before the military strikes on Libya, U.S. President Barack Obama hesitated over whether to resort to force in Libya amid different voices in his administration, foreshadowing a possible handover of command. On the domestic front, Obama, who is about to start his re-election campaign, has his own political concerns.
However, if Washington actively directed and participated in the military action against Libya, Obama might be regarded as a pro-war president. For Obama, starting the war was not an easy decision. The U.S.' Les cours du pétrole : 1er barometre économique de la crise.