UK MoD: Libya operational update - 19 September 2011




Major General Nick Pope, the Chief of the Defence Staff’s Communications Officer, said:

"RAF aircraft successfully engaged Colonel Qadhafi’s troops on Sunday as part of NATO’s unrelenting efforts to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973.

"NATO maintained regular reconnaissance missions over those areas where Qadhafi’s remaining troops continue to dominate the civilian population, and during the early evening, a Royal Air Force patrol of Tornado and Typhoon aircraft identified hostile vehicles near Waddan. A multiple rocket launcher and an armed pick-up truck were destroyed by our aircraft using Paveway laser and GPS guided bombs. Also during the evening, another armed reconnaissance patrol over Bani Walid located a former regime main battle tank, which was subsequently disabled by a direct hit from a Brimstone missile."