Yes Kalreb, thats why I said "only some uniforms" are likely to be anti-Ghad. Many defected
The Swedish Airforce evacuated 11 Foreign nationals yesterday (6 Swedes, 4 Romanians, 1 Canadian)
I had a look at Wikipedia for info on the subject of Libyan air capacity, and they seem to have a significant amount of aircraft, more than I thought. Even if you deduct a number of them for switching sides, lack of spares or maintenance, or whatever, Gaddafi might still be able to get dangerous amounts of jets in the air, plus Mi-24's and Aero Albatros and Soko G-2 Galeb light attack/trainer aircraft. Here's the link:
Apparently Libya launched SCUDs at US installations on Italian island in 1986.
Libya responded to U.S. airstrikes in 1986 by firing several Scud missiles at a U.S. Coast Guard navigation station on the nearby Italian island of Lampedusa.
Probably the best place for this article:
Article continued @ Defense NewsLibya Sanctions Are $4B Blow to Russia Exports
Published: 3 Mar 2011 11:22
MOSCOW - Russia is to lose $4 billion in arms exports to Libya due to the imposition of U.N. sanctions against Moammar Gadhafi's regime, one of its chief weapons clients in the Middle East, an official said March 3.
State arms exporter "Rosoboronexport's lost income from the situation in Libya amounted to $4 billion," the head of state industrial holding Russian Technologies Sergei Chemezov was quoted as saying by news agencies Interfax and RIA Novosti.
Russia was slow to echo Western condemnation of Gadhafi amid his bloody crackdown on an uprising, but on Feb. 26 it joined other U.N. Security Council members in ordering an arms embargo against Libya and other sanctions.
The Arab world is the main export market for Russian arms after traditional partners China and India.
A Su-22 armed with 4 tons of bombs and (most useful I guess) S-8 rocket pods can do quite some damage on a strafing run on rebel positions.
AJ reports that 6 to 7 000 rebels assaulted loyalist troops in Ras Lanuf oil rafinery, last checkpoint before Sirte and are battling now over the control of the refinery and that there are mass defections in Ras Lanuf reported. In west Gaddafi forces assaulted Az Zawiyah and Al Harsha and now are battling over the control of the coastal towns.
And news agencies reports protests in Tajura district of Tripoli.
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