NATO has announced on its Web site that sixteen out of its 28 members were taking part in the mission enforcing a UN resolution on Libya, which foresees a no-fly zone, a naval arms embargo and air strikes to protect civilians from attack.
Albania, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia were exposed as the countries not contributing to the military effort.
NATO did not release information on third countries taking part in the operation. Sweden, Qatar and the UAE have confirmed separately that they are involved.
NATO indicated that the US, France, Britain and Italy were the largest contributors to the ‘Unified Protector’ mission.
The full list of contributions was listed as follows:
Belgium: six fighter jets
Britain: 17 jets and two vessels
Bulgaria: one vessel
Canada: 11 jets and one vessel
Denmark: four jets
France: 33 jets and one vessel
Greece: two jets and one vessel
Italy: 16 jets and four vessels
Netherlands: seven jets and one vessel
Norway: six jets
Romania: one vessel
Spain: six jets and two vessels
Turkey: seven jets and six vessels
US: 90 jets and one vessel