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US Fires Missles At Lybia

Well, after much prodding from Washington the administration finally takes some action against Lybia and fires Tomahawk missles at strategic anti-aircraft targets.

U.S. Navy Targets Gaddafi Military Sites On the Libyan Coast
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More than 110 Tomahawk missiles from US and British ships and submarines hit about 20 Libyan air and missile defense targets, Vice Admiral William Gortney, Director of the Joint Staff, told reporters at Pentagon.

These missiles were directed at the Libyan western shores around Tripoli and Misratah. Potential targets included surface-to-air missiles, as well as early warning radar and communications sites.

“The goals of these initial operations are essentially twofold: first, to prevent further attacks by regime forces on Libyan citizens and opposition groups, especially around Benghazi, and second, to degrade the regime’s capability to resist the no-fly zone we are implementing under that United Nations resolution,” he said.

Noting that Operation Odyssey Dawn is under the command of Army Gen Carter F Ham, commander of US Africa Command, Gortney said most of the targets were on or near the coast and around the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

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