2011/03/19

Gadhafi strikes rebels as diplomats mull action

BENGHAZI, Libya – Moammar Gadhafi took advantage of international indecision to attack the heart of the 5-week-old uprising on Saturday, sending troops, tanks and warplanes to swarm the first city seized by the rebels. Crashing shells shook buildings, and the sounds of battle drew closer to Benghazi's center. yahoo/AP


French fighter planes are enforcing the no-fly zone

2.48pm: Sarkozy has confirmed that French fighter planes are already enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya, particularly Benghazi.

Speaking at a press conference after the emergency Paris summit, he said: "As of now our aircraft are preventing [Gaddafi's] planes from attacking the ground." guardian

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