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Missiles rain down on Libya

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Within hours of Saturday’s Paris talks on military action in Libya, the US, UK, French and other European countries began operation Odyessy Dawn.

Overnight more than a hundred cruise missiles were launched against specific military targets on the Mediterranean coast of the country, mainly from American and UK naval vessels.

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British bombers also flew over Tripoli and bombed a number of targets.

The French were responsible for targeting Gaddafi’s forces in the east around Benghazi.

U.S and British missiles were aimed at destroying Libya’s air capability, by targeting around 20 radar and anti-aircraft sites.

Other European countries are also taking part in the exercise. Italy has made seven air bases available, Denmark has contributed six fighter jets, and Canada has also offered six.

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