NATO Unleashes Intense Air Strike On Tripoli
by: Martin Kaste, NPR, May 24, 2011 2:05:00 pm
Tripoli was hit by one of the most intense air raids so far, as NATO seems to be trying to torque up the pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. France is sending attack helicopters to the region, and the French foreign minister says the mission will achieve its objective within "a few months." In rebel-held Benghazi, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman pledges support - but not diplomatic recognition - for the rebels' provisional government, which is digging in for what increasingly looks like a longer "transition" than they'd hoped.