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Spain to provide military bases, forces for Libya operation

Spain will allow NATO to use two military bases and also provide air and naval forces for use in air operations over Libya, Defence Minister Carme Chacon said Friday.

“Spain will put the bases at Rota and Moron as well as air and naval resources at NATO’s disposition,” Chacon said in a speech, adding that the decision still needed parliamentary approval.

Rota is an air and naval base which already provides support for US and NATO forces, and Moron is an air base. Both are in southwestern Spain.

The UN Security Council late Thursday passed a resolution approving “all necessary measures” to impose a no-fly zone in Libya, protect civilian areas and pressure Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi into accepting a ceasefire.