French military jet opens fire in Libya
The French plane fired the first shot in Libya at 1645 GMT and destroyed its target, according to a military spokesman.
French planes also flew reconnaissance missions over „all Libyan territory”, French military sources said earlier.
Around 20 French aircraft were involved in Saturday’s operation, the Reuters news agency reports.
French jets „destroyed a number of tanks and armoured vehicles”, a defence ministry official told Reuters, adding that he could not immediately confirm the number
Russia regretted the decision by Western powers to take military action, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Russia abstained from the UN vote on the Libya resolution, but did not use its veto.
A jet also appears to have been shot down over Benghazi. A rebel spokesman was quoted as saying the downed jet was a rebel plane
Extras dintr-un buletin de știri al bbc news, 19 martie 2011 – Last updated at 19:12 GMT
No fly zone = destroy al Gaddafi’s armored vehicles? Se pare că da.
Da, și rebelii, așa cum zicea și intrecere (conumishu) pe blogul său, au voie să se folosească de aviație.
Mon colonel, suntem cu tine!
Americans and others – get lost!
BRASILIA, Brazil – President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi’s continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from US and UK ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.
Obama said military action was not his first choice.
„This is not an outcome the U.S. or any of our partners sought,” Obama said from Brazil, where he is starting a five-day visit to Latin America. „We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy.”
A senior military official said the U.S. launched air defenses Saturday with strikes along the Libyan coast that were launched by Navy vessels in the Mediterranean. The official said the assault would unfold in stages and target air defense installations around Tripoli, the capital, and a coastal area south of Benghazi, the rebel stronghold.
Doar 120 de rachete de croazieră? 🙂
Mai rămâne să apară ”mișcări ale maselor” în Iran. 🙂