NATO strained over approach to LibyaApril 15th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Apr. 15 (ANI): Showing the strains of fighting two wars at once, NATO foreign ministers have tried to play down divisions over the intensity of the air campaign against Libya.
The alliance has called for patience and resolve as the alliance continues to carry out “a significant level” of attacks on Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces, the New York Times reports.
“As our mission continues, maintaining our resolve and unity only grows more important,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, responding to the unusually public divisions among NATO leaders over a military operation now nearly a month old.
She added: “Qaddafi is testing our determination.”NATO officials have said repeatedly that they are only defending civilians, and that the Libyan leader is not a target.
Three of the coalition’s senior leaders - President Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France - said their nations were “united on what needs to happen” to end the turmoil in Libya. (ANI)
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