Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On 'communicating & coordinating' air strikes ....

Ali al Zentani by phone on Al Jazeera (Arabic): "I urge the NATO allies to bombard (specific locations) ... to dislodge Qaddafi's criminal forces, because the situation is difficult here ..."
 In a Pentagon briefing on Monday, Vice Admiral William Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, said that coalition forces had been bombarding Gadhafi’s fighters in and around Sirte, and that military leaders were beginning to observe “a pretty significant shift” in momentum on the ground as a result of the air campaign. He cautioned, though, that NATO and U.S. forces were still not communicating with the opposition, and were not coordinating their air strikes to support rebel advances into territory controlled by Gadhafi. “We’re not talking with the opposition,” Gortney said. “We would like a much better understanding of the opposition. We don’t have it.

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