French jets strike Gaddafi aircraft 27 мар 2011 | 11:43 views (1252) commentaries(0)

French fighter aircraft have destroyed five Libyan air force planes and two helicopters in an attack on the forces of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
A French spokesman said the aircraft were caught on the ground at Misrata air base preparing to launch attacks in the area of the rebel-held town.
France is one of the coalition countries enforcing a UN no-fly zone aimed at protecting civilians.
Rebels have captured the eastern town of Ajdabiya and have pushed westwards.
Libyan TV reported more air strikes overnight at Sabha in central Libya.
Libyan state television said military and civilian areas had been hit, but there was no independent confirmation.The TV also said there had been air strikes near Col Gaddafi's power base of Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast east of Tripoli.


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