31 Mar '11, 9am

Nato assumed command of all operations in Libya on Thursday

Nato assumed command of all operations in Libya on Thursday

A Libyan man inspects destroyed military vehicles that belonged to pro-Gaddafi forces at the site of a Nato air strike on the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya. Nato assumed command of all operations in Libya on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AP BRUSSELS - NATO assumed command of all operations in Libya from 0600 GMT (2pm Singapore time) on Thursday, taking over from an international coalition in charge since March 19, a diplomat told AFP. 'The operation 'Unified Protector' agreed on Sunday evening by the countries of the alliance officially began this morning at 0600 GMT as planned,' he told AFP, confirming the transfer to the alliance of responsibility for bombing raids on Libya previously commanded by US, French and British forces. Under the command of Nato European headquarters at Mons in Belgium, the operation is directed by the Nato regional command centre in Naples, Italy. The 28-m...

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