April 26, 2011
Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has approved the use of his country’s air force in Nato’s Libya mission.
Italy was ready to allow its jets to take “targeted military action”, he said in a statement.
Earlier, a Nato air strike badly damaged buildings in Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli.
Nato is enforcing a UN resolution to protect civilians in Libya amid a revolt that began in February, inspired by other uprisings in the Arab world.
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