UK MoD operational update on Libya




Chief of the Defence Staff Strategic Communication Officer Major General John Lorimer said:
"Recent days have seen NATO continue to conduct intensive air patrols over Libya under Operation Unified Protector, to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack and enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
"On Thursday, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft identified regime vehicles in the area of Jadu and successfully attacked two main battle tanks, an armoured personnel carrier and surface to air missiles. A further patrol in the same area on Friday resulted in an additional armoured personnel carrier and three other military vehicles being engaged. On Monday, Tornadoes and Typhoons destroyed two armoured personnel carriers and an artillery piece west of Sirte, and two more artillery guns at Brega. These attacks were all conducted using precision guided ordnance.
"Following Colonel Qadhafi's attempt on Friday to mine the approaches to Misratah harbour to stop humanitarian aid shipments, HMS Brocklesby has played a key role in NATO's efforts to make safe the waters from these indiscriminate weapons."