posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Kryties
Do you for a moment think that the rebels alone would be able to take on Gaddafi's forces? Nope! They would need reinforcements from outside. Just
enforcing a no fly zone isn't going to change the course of the battle significantly. Rebels are poorly equipped and they doubt they could hold on
any longer. Remember, Zuwarah, was taken from the rebels within just a few hours.
The only main town still held by rebels in the west, where Gaddafi has his power base, is Misurata, 200km East of the capital and Gaddafi stronghold,
The total number of Libyan Armed Forces personnel is estimated at 120,000. The army is organized into 11 Border Defense and 4 Security Zones, one
regime security brigade, 10 Tank Battalions, 10 Mechanized Infantry Battalions, 18 Infantry Battalions, 6 Commando Battalions, 22 Artillery
Battalions, 4 SSM Brigades and 7 Air Defence Artillery Battalions.
Can the poorly equipped rebels stand up to this kind of force? Not a chance! Unless they get help from outside.
edit on 18-3-2011 by OrionHunterX because: (no reason given)