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Qatar becomes 1st Arab country to fly over Libya

 


Qatar becomes 1st Arab country to fly over Libya

HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — Fellow Arab and African nations raised the international pressure Friday on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, with tiny Qatar flying the Arab world's first combat missions over his country and the African Union imploring him to move toward democratic elections.

The military operation against Gadhafi, which on Friday included airstrikes by British and French jets, remains a U.S.-led operation, though NATO was preparing to assume at least some command and control responsibility within days....



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