UAE fighter jets arrive in Italy for Libya operations

Pan.bg 28 мар 2011 | 04:31 views (1104) commentaries(0)
img AFP

DECIMOMANNU, Italy — Twelve fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates, a key US ally, landed at an Italian base on Sunday ahead of their deployment to help enforce the no-fly zone over Libya.
The six F-16s and six Mirage planes, which were committed by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan on Thursday, could be seen landing at the Decimomannu base on the island of Sardinia.
A former UAE air force commander said last week that his country had delayed its military deployment because of disagreements with the West over the unrest in Bahrain, where there is a Shiite-led revolt against the Sunni royal family.
Two Mirage fighter planes carried out Qatar's first mission over Libya accompanied by two French jets, the French military said Friday.




loading...

Други публикации


Напиши коментар

Коментари: 0

Напиши коментар

Задължителни полета*