After a month of attacks on the rebels by Supreme Leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi NATO forces launched missile attacks in Libya while creating a No Fly Zone. Led by France, The United Kingdom and the Obama Administration Began on Friday lobbing cruise missile into Tripoli. From Reuters:
The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution endorsing a no-fly zone to halt government troops now around 100 km (60 miles) from Benghazi. It also authorised “all necessary measures” — code for military action — to protect civilians against Gaddafi’s forces.
But time was clearly running short for the city that has been the heart of Libya’s revolution.
Residents said the Libyan air force unleashed three air raids on the city of 670,000 on Thursday and there has been fierce fighting along the Mediterranean coastal road as Gaddafi moves to crush the month-old insurrection.