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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.
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.
Jennifer Griffin reports on ongoing air strikes in Libya, as well as confirmation that French war jets shot down a Libyan airplane near the town of Misurata. For more from the Fox News Insider, check out http://www.foxnewsinsider.com.
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.
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...
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. .
Footage which appears to show a Free Libyan Air Force jet flying just feet from the ground has emerged online. The clip appeared on the Libyan Air Force Facebook page, and claims to show a MiG-23 flying above a runway, in May this year.
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
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Eight Swedish fighter jets have arrived in Italy, and are now under NATO command. They'll be used to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, despite the fact Sweden isn't a member of the Alliance. Swedes are already venting anger at their government for committing troops to Afghanistan, and feel their national interests are being sacrificed to NATO and the U.S... RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com
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