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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Meanwhile U.S. and British ships and submarines launched the first phase of a missile assault on Libyan air defenses and a senior American defense official said it was believed Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses suffered substantial damage.
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.
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Middle East Eye has obtained leaked air traffic control recordings confirming Emirati fighter pilots taking part in an international operation also involving British, French and US forces in support of renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar against rival militia groups in eastern Libya.
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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...
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.
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