01.04.2011 26.Adar ll, 5771
Tiny countries dispatch jet fighters in Western-led coalition against Gaddafi, to demonstrate assertive new foreign policy.
While the six-warplane Qatari contingent plays an arguably symbolic role in the Western-led coalition against Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, the powerful squadron sent by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will likely pack a real punch, analysts say.
Six F-16 block 60 fighter jets of the UAE air force were on standby to enforce no-fly zone operations over Libya after arriving on Sunday at the Italian air base of Decimomannu on the island of Sardinia. Another six Mirage 2000s followed via Souda Bay in Crete….