As Libya is Set Ablaze, Asian Navies Set Sail

Issue & Policy Briefs March 4, 2011, No. 58

Late last week, China and South Korea decided to dispatch warships to support the evacuation of their citizens from Libya. This is the first time for either country to send combat units in support of a non-combatant evacuation. A unit of four Chinese Air Force Il-76, a large military transport aircraft, have also been deployed to Sabha in Libya.

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