UK MoD: Libya Operational Update

Posted: 05/23/2011
UK Ministry of Defence [MoD]
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Chief of the Defence Staff’s Strategic Communication Officer Major General John Lorimer said:
"The UK Armed Forces were again in action over Libya during the weekend, as part of NATO's Operation Unified Protector, to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack and enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
"Royal Air Force Tornado and Typhoon ground attack aircraft destroyed a regime vehicle near Zlitan on Saturday, and on Monday engaged a further two vehicles in the same area. RAF aircraft armed with precision guided weapons also participated in a major NATO strike operation against targets in and around Tripoli last night, attacking a large military vehicle depot within Colonel Qadhafi's large Bab Al Aziziyah complex in the centre of the city. As ever, the utmost care was taken in mounting the attack to avoid the risk of innocent civilian casualties."