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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.
The Libyan capital woke today to the heaviest NATO shelling there since the beginning of the international campaign.Tripoli reports three people were killed and dozens injured during twenty minutes of strikes. The main target appears to be Colonel Gaddafi's compound. NATO aircraft have been firing on Tripoli almost every night in attempts to destroy the military arsenal of the Libyan leader. The latest attack comes as France and UK announced their decision to deploy helicopters to escalate their strike power.
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.
In 1973 Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi claimed the Gulf of Sidra as territorial waters. Gaddafi named it The Line of Death, crossing this line would invite a military response. The USS John F. Kennedy was deployed near the Libyan coast. Late in the morning on January 4, 1989, Combat Air Patrol station was taken by two F-14A Tomcats belonging to the VF-32 Swordsmen squadron.Due to the presence of the Kennedy battle group near the Libyan coast, pilots were advised to expect some hostilities. Tensions between Libya and the U.S. were high after the U.S. accused Libya of building a chemical weapons plant near Rabta, causing the U.S. to deploy the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) near its coast. The engagement is known as Gulf of Sidra incident.
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
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. .
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...
Imagenes de un jet derribado en libya, grabado por reportero.
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.
Follow latest updates at http://twitter.com/rt_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews F-18 fighter jets and C-130 cargo planes took off from the US air base in Aviano, northern Italy on Sunday, as part of the international effort to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone in support of rebel forces in Libya. Weapons were seen being transported around the base and loaded onto F-18 fighter jets and C-130 cargo planes. The US air base in northern Italy, which is home to the 31st Fighter Wing, is the region's only US air base with aircraft assigned to it. The US and European nations targeted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces with airstrikes and dozens of cruise missiles on Sunday. The US military said 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired from American and British ships and submarines a...
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