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21 April 2011 Last updated at 11:45 ET
Libya: Where do Nato countries stand?
Just 15 of Nato's 28 member states, plus three partner countries - Qatar, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates - are contributing in some way to the military operation in Libya. So, what is each country's position? Explore the graphic and table below to find out more.
Nato's divisions
1 = more force, 5 = less force
1
Would escalate military action
UK
France
2
Conducting airstrikes
US
Canada
Belgium
Norway
Denmark
3
Reconnaissance missions only
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
4
Offering some military support
Albania
Bulgaria
Greece
Romania
Turkey
5
No military support
Croatia
Czech Rep
Estonia
Germany
Hungary
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Source: Nato, news agencies, BBC Analysis and Research
Nato positions in detail
CountryMilitary involvementDiplomatic position
SOURCE: NATO, NEWS AGENCIES, BBC ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
FranceYes, conducting air strikes and sending military advisors to assist the rebelsWants bombing campaign to intensify and has urged other countries to commit more aircraft. Insists Col Gaddafi must step down
UKYes, conducting air strikes and sending military advisors to assist the rebelsAs above
USYes, has conducted air strikesInsists Col Gaddafi must step down. Providing 'non-lethal' supplies to the rebels
CanadaYes, conducting air strikesBacks the mission, and reports claim the country is considering sending more planes
BelgiumYes, conducting air strikesBacks the mission but has expressed opposition to arming the rebels
NorwayYes, conducting air strikesRejects claim Nato not doing enough. Wants the focus to shift to finding a political solution
DenmarkYes, conducting air strikesHas expressed opposition to arming rebels
ItalyYes, involved in reconnaissance missions and sending military advisors to assist the rebelsSupports the no-fly zone but says it will not order its aircraft in Libya to open fire
SpainYes, involved in reconnaissance missions onlySupports the no-fly zone, but rejects involvement in ground attacks
NetherlandsYes, involved in reconnaissance missions onlyAnother supporter of the no-fly zone, but the country says it will not change its military commitments unless a new UN resolution is approved
AlbaniaYes, recently opened ports and airports for Nato use"Fully supports" current operations
BulgariaYes, has a Navy frigate involvedIt says humanitarian intervention and working towards a ceasefire are the priorities
GreeceYes, jets, a vessel and military bases in useStresses the need for political solution of the crisis
RomaniaYes, one vessel involvedHappy to support Nato's lead. Believes Col Gaddafi should relinquish power
CroatiaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
Czech RepublicNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
EstoniaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
HungaryNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
IcelandNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
LatviaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
LithuaniaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
LuxembourgNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
PolandNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
PortugalNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
SlovakiaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
SloveniaNoneSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution
GermanyNoneAbstained from voting on the UN resolution, but says it supports the aims of the mission. Rejects offensive action
TurkeyYes, navy ships and a submarine involvedSupports mission to protect civilians as defined by UN resolution. Rejects offensive action
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