`Game over` for Gaddafi: NATO

NATO has destroyed 2,700 "legitimate military targets" since the campaign began in March.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2011, 00:27 AM IST

Brussels: NATO says time is running out for
Muammar Gaddafi as opposition forces advance, air strikes
continue to inflict losses and regime officials flee.

Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday the
alliance had destroyed 2,700 "legitimate military targets"
since the campaign began in March. This includes 600 tanks and
artillery pieces and 800 ammunition stores.

Still, Fogh Rasmussen warns that Gaddafi`s forces
remain a threat, saying that "without NATO there would be a
massacre."

NATO`s campaign was intended to deliver a sharp,
devastating military blow that would allow the opposition to
quickly oust his regime. But with the campaign dragging on
inconclusively, there have been increasing international calls
for a negotiated end to the war.

PTI