NATO has agreed to take over the job of enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya from the U.S.-led coalition.
CNN reported that under the agreement NATO will close the airspace for all flights except humanitarian flights.
However, Los Angeles Times reported that NATO was not able to agree on whether the alliance should also shoulder the responsibility of taking down Gaddafi's tanks and other establishments which he has employed to handle the rebels. The coalition will mainly target Gaddafi's forces.
While the NATO continues to wrangle over the aforesaid issue, UAE stepped in to support the alliance as it committed 12 aircrafts to assist the enforcement of a no-fly zone, NY Times reported.
Jan Techau, director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Brussels and a former analyst at the NATO Defense College speaking about the Arab nations' response to the Libyan conflict, told Bloomberg : Arab leaders want to be on the right side of history and don't want to be seen backing a maniac dictator who's killing his own people.
As international involvement in Libya to escalate the process of change intensifies as the toll on Libyan population is compounding with the conflict having displaced many people.
Here is a slideshow on the Libyan conflict from a human angle showcasing myriad emotions involving fear, triumph, bravado and of course, grief: