Libya: Coalition launches attacks

first_img Share News Libya: Coalition launches attacks by: – March 19, 2011 The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.UK Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that British planes are in action over Libya.French planes flew reconnaissance missions and destroyed Libyan vehicles earlier on Saturday.US media say the US has fired Cruise missiles on Libya from a warship.Western planes bombed targets in the capital, Tripoli, said the AFP news agency, quoting witnesses and state TV.A British submarine has fired a number of missiles at Libyan air defence targets, the Ministry of Defence said.Prime Minister David Cameron said that launching military action against Libya was “necessary, legal and right”.Libyan state TV reported that what it called the “crusader enemy” had bombed civilian areas of Tripoli, as well as fuel storage tanks supplying the western city of Misrata.Sources in Tripoli told BBC Arabic that the attacks on the city had so far targeted the eastern areas of Sawani, Airport Road, and Ghasheer. These are all areas believed to host military bases.Source: BBC News Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img