News: 26th MEU planes join coalition near Misratah
USS KEARSARGE, At sea - Recent strikes carried out by AV-8B Harrier jump jets with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a unit making up part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, targeted tanks and armored personnel carriers commanded by Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi near the city of Misratah, March 26-27.
These strikes supplement the on-going coalition efforts to protect the Libyan civilians within the city. Coalition and U.S. actions have brought about an end to the Qadhafi regime's siege on key cities in the east by its ground forces and aircraft.
Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution
1973. UNSCR 1973 authorizes all necessary measures to protect civilians in Libya under threat of attack by Qadhafi regime forces. JTF Odyssey Dawn is commanded by U.S. Navy Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, III.
Date Posted:03.28.2011 09:07
Location:USS KEARSARGE, USAFRICOM, AT SEA
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