Libyan Air Force Bombs Rebel Towns as Qaddafi Is Reassured He Won’t Get Away with It
Situation escalates in Libya as the forces loyal to president Moammar al-Qaddafi bombed on Thursday two towns seized by rebels in the eastern of the country, where the rebel forces have taken control since the beginning of the unrest in this north African country.
The attack comes a day after the citizens, poorly armed, have repelled a military assault on their region.
Three major air strikes hit this town in the morning and a fourth one was heard 40 miles away without triggering though any ground fight.
Meanwhile, the international community is striving to contain the situation and make sure the civilian casualties are limited to the minimum possible under the circumstances.
As the regime shows no eagerness to step down since Qaddafi fancies himself dying like some sort of martyr while killing defenseless citizens, the Unites States have tabled a plan for a no-fly zone to be established over the territory of Libya, which could prove operational only if the air defense systems of Libya were taken down by a preemptive strike first.
The Arab League has agreed to the idea of a no-fly zone on Libya applied by the countries of the organization along with the African Union, and that it could be imposed even without the backing of the U.N. but with consulting allies.
Qaddafi threatened that if the US or Nato entered the territory many Libyans would die.
As the military intervention becomes more and more possible, the International Court of Justice in Hague reassures that there will be “no impunity” in Libya and those who are responsible for the atrocities that happen there now will be brought before justice.11