French Fire First

21 03 2011
Muammar al-Gaddafi

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The french have fired the first shot to enforce the restrictions over Libya. Mere hours after the restrictions had been put in place the french intercepted and destroyed ground forces en route to reinforce Gaddafi‘s troops, but the Libyan government denied launching an assault.

French fighters have flown reconnaissance missions over Libyan soil. Other air forces and navies have now been expected to join coalition forces in the next few days. The US have said that they would be using all capabilities at their disposal but not to send in ground troops.

 British Tornado and a Trafalgar-class submarines were involved in tactical strikes on high value targets in Tripoli and other areas. Gaddafi has responded by opening weapons depots and handing out arms to defend pro-Gaddafi supporters. The air strikes and missiles launched at Libyan targets were a complete success taking out air-defence systems and other targets. Col Gaddafi’s forces that attacked the rebel held city of Benghazi claimed that the rebels broke the ceasefire first but it has been claimed they were defending themselves.

Written by JonnyDPayne

Edited by Connor Wheeler

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