Libya Fuel Blockade Considered By United States, United Kingdom
“The meeting will look, in particular, at what more needs to be done to cut fuel supply lines to Gaddafi’s forces," according to an unnamed UK official interviewed by the Financial Times. "We definitely need to do more work restricting tankers arriving in Tripoli."
The NATO coalition has been enforcing a no-fly zone in order to assist beleaguered opposition forces, who have been battling the Gaddafi regime from Benghazi, their stronghold in the east of the country.
“This is a mobile battle and Gaddafi’s 4x4 [vehicles] and tanks need lots of diesel,” the UK official told the FT. “If you can cut their supplies, you make it harder for them to move their stuff around and hold territory.”
A NATO strike bombed a Gaddafi compound on Monday, destroying his offices and library. The strike was one of the largest executed by NATO warplanes so far.