Mar 24, 2011
26th MEU over Ajdabiyah!
26th MEU aids Coalition efforts, protect Ajdabiyah
From Capt Richard Ulsh
26th MEU PAO
USS Kearsarge, At sea. AV-8B Harrier jump-jets with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a unit making up part of Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn, continued air strikes against tanks, mobile rocket launchers, and infantry fighting vehicles belonging to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi near the city of Ajdabiyah to remove the strain on Libyan civilians still in the city, March 23 and 24.
Conditions set forth by the U.N. Security Council towards resolving the unrest in Libya included the removal of Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qadhafi’s forces from Ajdabiyah. These latest strikes by the MEU aimed at preserving the sanctity of the city and the safety of the civilians within it