Operation Unified Protector - Imagery
UK MOD Operation Ellamy
August 17, 2011 RAF airstrike on Libyan regime tug boat
Released August 18, 2011
On August 17, 2011, RAF tornado aircraft targeted a moving patrol craft being used by pro-Qadhafi forces. As a result of pro-regime armed vehicles having been previously destroyed by coalition aircraft, Lybian government forces were observed resorting to the use of a tug boat.
That naval craft, commandeered as a naval patrol craft and used to redeploy forces to new positions along the coast, was assessed by NATO to pose a threat the local population.
The target was destroyed using a laser guided Paveway IV bomb.
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Targeting pod video footage of airstrike on a tug boat commandeered by pro-Qadhafi force as a naval patrol craft
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