French Go on Attack Over Libya
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
A French warplane has fired the first shots over Libya under a U.N.-enforced no-fly zone that began on Saturday. The plane reportedly targeted a Libyan military vehicle during an attack by pro-Gadhafi forces against rebels in the city of Benghazi. —JCL
A French plane has fired the first shots in Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone begins. The target was a military vehicle, the French defence ministry said.
It came hours after Western and Arab leaders met in Paris to agree [on] a course of action to confront Col Gaddafi.
“Our air force will oppose any aggression,” said French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Earlier, pro-Gaddafi forces attacked the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy discusses pending operations in Libya at a military summit in Paris.