Libyan Landing

The United States has started the deployment of more than 4,000 marines and sailors to the Mediterranean Sea to support the ongoing military operation in Libya, the U.S. Navy news service said.

The decision to deploy servicemen from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was made “based on continuing urgent needs in Libya and the region,” said the report, distributed on the DVIDS website.

“Amphibious ships are optimally suited for executing a wide range of missions, from humanitarian assistance to theater and maritime security operations,” BATARG commander Capt. Steven J. Yoder was quoted as saying.

The UN Security Council imposed a no-fly zone over Libya last Friday allowing “all necessary measures” to protect civilians from leader Muammar Gaddafi’s attacks on rebel-held towns.

The operation to enforce the no-fly zone regime, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, is conducted jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France. Libyan state television has reported that at least 60 civilians have been killed and over 150 wounded by the attacks.

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One Reply to “Libyan Landing”

  1. Jamie McCann

    Again the public have been lied to regarding America’s involvement in Libya. we were told that no troops would be going in on the ground but it’s now apparent that there were never any intentions of playing by the rules. It’s clear that the neocons had a plan for Libya for quite some time and the consequent plunder of Libyan oil will soon take place.

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