Italy ready for targeted action in Libya: Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi
Rome, April 26: Italy is ready to allow its air force to take part in "targeted action" against selected military objectives in Libya, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Monday.

In a telephone conversation he had informed US President Barack Obama "that Italy has decided to respond positively" to an appeal by the head of the NATO military alliance, Berlusconi said in a statement.

"Italy has decided to augment the operational flexibility of its planes through targeted actions against specific military objectives on Libyan territory in the context of contributing to protecting the Libyan civilian population," he said. 


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