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Follow latest updates at http://twitter.com/rt_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Fresh explosions and gunfire have been heard in Tripoli, as international coalition forces continue to bombard Libya. The country's government says further civilian casualties occured following a third day of allied air strikes. Meanwhile, troops loyal to the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi are reportedly attacking rebel strongholds in the west.
Follow latest updates at http://twitter.com/rt_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews A French fighter jet fired on a Libyan military vehicle, the first reported offensive action in a international military operation against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces, a French defence official said on Saturday. A French defence ministry spokesman said the strike happened at 1645 GMT on Saturday. He said the target was confirmed as a military vehicle, but it was not clear what kind. No hostile fire on the French jet has been reported, the spokesman said. .
http://news.sky.com/home/video Sky's Anna Botting is shown round the luxurious plane of Colonel Gaddafi - with its jacuzzi and sumptuous seats. Her guides: the rebel fighters who helped secure the airport in the fight for Tripoli.
The French military has released a video it claims shows French fighter jets bombing a Libyan ammunitions depot south of Tripoli on March 28th. The 32 seconds black and white sequence appears to show five explosions as munitions hit their targets, which the French military said were in Gharyan, 100 kilometres south of Tripoli. Meanwhile the U.S. is reportedly sending CIA teams into Libya to gather intelligence and set up links with rebels. It comes as doubts grow about the exact makeup of the movement to oust Colonel Gadaffi. That's prompted criticism of plans to arm them, with NATO officials themselves admitting they fear that Al-Qaeda fighters are among the rebels.
Britain's Royal Air Force jet fighters participating in operations against Libya were seen being refuelled in midair as they flew in the skies over Cyprus on Wednesday. RAF Akrotiri, one of two British military bases on Cyprus' southern coast, is hosting VC-10, RAF E3D and Sentinel surveillance aircrafts which provide refuelling capability to help enforce the no-fly zone. RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com
A military plane was shot Saturday morning on top of Benghazi, a stronghold of the rebellion in eastern Libya, and crashed, found the AFP journalists. The military plane that flew over the city for a few minutes fell into a spin on a residential area where it crashed, causing an explosion followed by a very black smoke Saturday, March 19, 20h A "twenty aircraft" French were engaged in the operation on the territory of Libya by the staff of the armed forces had also said that French was the first shooting occurred at 17:45. The target was a vehicle forces Gaddafi. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was to sail on Sunday for Libya. Channel Al-Jazeera announced later in the evening than 4 tanks were destroyed by Libyan French aviation. Voices began to speak out against armed i...
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Follow latest updates at http://twitter.com/rt_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews A U.S. official says both the crew of an F 15 fighter jet that crashed in Libya are safe and back in American hands. The official, speaking Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record, said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands. The crash occurred Monday night at 2130 GMT after what the military says was an equipment malfunction. Its exact location was not given.
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Kampfjet in Libyen abgeschossen. Gaddafi macht mit seiner Offensive gegen Bengasi offenbar ernst. Einheiten der Regimetruppen drangen laut Al-Dschasira in die Stadt ein. Die Regimetruppen setzten demnach auch schweres Artilleriefeuer und Raketen gegen Wohngebiete ein. Die Soldaten von Diktator Muammar al-Gaddafi rücken mit schwerem Geschütz gegen die Rebellen-Stellungen in Bengasi und Misurata vor. Vor allem in Bengasi gab es heftige Kämpfe. Ein Kampfjet wurde über der Stadt abgeschossen und ging in Flammen auf. Der Flieger soll allerdings zu den Streitkräften der Gaddafi-Gegner gehören - das berichtet der arabische Sender al-Dschasira unter Berufung auf einen Sprecher der Rebellen. Dem Sender zufolge sind Gaddafis Getreue bereits in die Stadt eingedrungen. Die Truppen setzten demnach auch...
The British Ministry of Defence released footage on Friday of NATO fighter jets striking the Tripoli harbour. NATO fighter jets struck the harbour in bombing runs overnight, damaging five coast guard boats and a warship, the Libyan government confirmed early on Friday. Footage released showed Royal Air Force Tornados and Typhoons striking two warships and a facility in the dockyard constructing fast inflatable boats.