Saturday, March 19, 2011

US and allies strike Libya Live couvrage

Western forces hit targets along the Libyan coast on Saturday, destroying tanks and armored vehicles in the region of the rebels’ eastern stronghold, Benghazi, using strikes from air and sea to force Muammar Gadhafi’s troops to cease fire and end attacks on civilians.



Libyan state television reported that the airstrikes on several cities had killed 48 people and wounded 150 in ‘civilian areas’. The statement by the Libyan armed forces said the capital Tripoli as well as the cities of Sirte, Benghazi, Misrata and Zuwarah were hit.
libya – Reuters – March 20 2011 French planes fired the first shots in what is the biggest international military intervention in the Arab world since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The missile strikes came exactly eight years to the day after the beginning of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

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